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It was impossible within the rules of the game for any trade to be made that benefited both sides
Everything's a message - one way or another, you convey something about your own values to the children by the way that you respond to them
Oh. My. God. And this was meant to be some sort of model of the real, capitalist world? A model deliberately built on the opposite assumption to the economic system as it stands?
Part of me wants to go to Seattle and let the city's Board of Education know the kind of Fail in charge of their classrooms. Another part of me is terrified that if this is happening in a well-off school in Seattle, what's happening in inner-city DC?
a situation where different resources had different values to different people... sort of how capitalism works
I would assume a poor teacher employed at an underfunded state school would be too. And neither, therefore, can really pass on such an understanding to their kids.
I love that "all structures will be standard sizes" rule. Could you imagine an actual town that stuck to that rule? Not only would it be the most boring town on earth, but the inhabitants would have a lot of problems, what with the police stations, fire departments, and hospitals all the same size.
Understanding of what?
Oh, sorry, thought I'd been clearer. Understanding of economics and The System We Live In 101.
it's not really the role of (primary school) teachers to pass that kind of thing on
Can't immediately put my finger on why the one in the documentary seems like a much more worthwhile and benign idea than the lego one. Could it just be that the former tries to indoctrinate the children with an idea I agree with? I think / hope not.
I'd say more likely the difference is...
His little "uh oh" face is hilarious.
Although I suppose a racist whose racism is based on some sort of intellectual conviction (if there are any such racists left)
In theory ... In practice ...
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