Getting An Education

Title page to Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning...

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What could be less contentious than the idea that struggling third world nations need investments in education? Maybe you should read this. Maybe some other investment, such as roads, would be more beneficial. Perhaps the government is too corrupt to make such an investment work. And what kind of education are we talking about? Does literacy in an obscure language help? It’s easy to imagine an educational program which is all but useless.

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

-Oscar Wilde


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