Ivan makes a number of points far better than I could given the cloud
of anger that sometimes fills my head.
Marvin Olaskey's "The Tragedy of American Compassion" points out
what Ivan said very clearly. This is it in a nutshell, it's worth
repeating and discussinh, I think:
Assistance when it comes from someone who is known by the receiver is
not only helpful , but cherished, respected, and made use of so that
it is not needed in th future.
It's partly the old give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to
fish he can feed himself for life. But it is also another point, faceless
help from a bureacracy results in dependency because no accountability of
the money or the worth for which it is spent occurrs.
One of our best public schools in hawaii is LahainaLuna High school.
It is the only public boarding school in the country that I know of.
It takes troubled teens and ones that have a reason for being in a
special disciplined place. It makes the students work in the fields,
gardening, farming, and on projects around the school's campus. It
makes men and women out of hooligans whiel giving them an education
that almost rivals our best private schools of Punahou and Iolani.
All that work on the farm makes LahainaLuna nearly self supporting.
There are other methods which include big does of responsibility and
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