What If Grocery Stores Were Run Like K-12 Schools
What if grocery stores were run like K-12 schools?
The government would assign you to a local grocery store. Groceries would be “free.” You’d pay for them through your taxes. You wouldn’t have as many options. Seems absurd, but that is how schools are run.
Don Boudreaux, an economics professor, wrote an article on April 24th, 2011 called “Grocery School.”
The gist of Mr. Boudreaux’s article called Grocery School, is that even if you thought the grocery store your family was assigned to by the government was bad, and you decided to pay out of pocket for a private grocer, you’d still have to pay for the bad local grocery store out of your property taxes. Huge chunks of that tax money would be spent by government by operating and running supermarkets. Each family would get its weekly allotment of groceries for “free.” And the Department of Supermarket officials would determine the amounts and kinds of groceries each family are entitled to receive.
And nicer grocery stores would be located in richer neighborhoods. And tax payers who are thinkers and believe in separation of supermarket and state would be criticized by most everyone as being delusional, and misanthropic devils who are indifferent to malnutrition and starvation that would sweep the country if grocery stores were privatized and made not to be compulsory.
This is how our schools are run. And the worse schools are, almost always they complain they need more money, and they get it!! This would never happen in a free market. Chilling isn’t it. Does anyone still think this is a good idea?
Parents should be the sole deciders on how and where they want to have their children learn. Homeschooling and private schools, or a combination of both, is better for everyone. Summer camps, other camps, museums, private clubs like 4-H, the Scouts, church groups, field trips with homeschooling groups, and family traveling and so on and so on are much better options.
A totalitarian state will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.
~ Adolf Hitler
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