Re: DSM: The Value of the Sudbury Model

From: Martin Wilke (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 16:58:09 EDT

David Rovner schrieb:
> Martin Wilke wrote:
> >And it is exactly because of individual rights that I think education
> >should be financed by community (i.e. by tax money). I want that every
> >young person has an individual right to attend a democratic school
> >regardless of their economic background.
> Bear clearly in mind the meaning of the concept of "RIGHTS"
> when you read the following list:
> 1. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or
> shops or farms or mines of the nation.
> 2. The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing
> and recreation.
> 3. The right of every farmer to rise and sell his products at a return
> which will give him and his family a decent living.
> 4. The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an
> atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and dominion by
> monopolies at home and abroad.
> 5. The right of every family to a decent home.
> 6. The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to
> achieve and enjoy good health.
> 7. The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old
> age, sickness, accidents and unemployment.
> A single question added to each of the above eight clauses
> would make the issue clear: AT WHOSE EXPENSE ?
> Jobs, food, clothing, recreation (!), homes, medical care,
> These are man-made value-goods and services produced
> by men.
> WHO is to provide them?

Those who are living in that country, those who are doing businesses
there and those who are buying things there. Those who earn few only pay
a little percentage of their income and those who earn more pay a higher
Taxes are simply a means of redestribuition. I guess that's what you
don't like about them.

Martin Wilke
> David Rovner


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