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Henry Woeltjen

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What Is The Correct Answer?

We are all influenced by politics. It's either directly through education and participation, or it materializes because of influence applied through legislation or regulation.

People seem to hold political views based on their own personal opinion. However, I don't think they consider long-term impacts, and long-term impacts are probably the only real reason we have government regulation.

I don't believe we can move forward on the back of general opinion. If we can acknowledge that many people are not educated when it comes to economics and general government procedure how can we value a popular vote?

I think it is important that we begin to educate ourselves on how things really work. Economics is not so complicated that you cannot, at the very least, understand the basic concepts.

How important do you think education is?

More importantly...do you believe we should have a global focus....or continue to run our country by how people feel in that given year?

I think we need to apply legislation according to its long-term impacts as it relates to our long-term goals. It's really the only thing that makes sense.

So the next time people on TV are talking about "EQUITY" or "CDO" you should probably take a look at what those terms mean.

Further than that...let's stop making our electoral system a joke. If you go out and vote please ensure you research your candidates.

Voting based on the color of the pin he or she wears...is obviously ridiculous.

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  • Dec 13 2012: "I think it is important that we begin to educate ourselves on how things really work. Economics is not so complicated that you cannot, at the very least, understand the basic concepts."

    The thing is that learning the basics means you're being fed a lot of hidden assumptions because "the basics" are often composed in such a way that the knowledge is readily applicable inside the relevant field, instead of providing you with an academic theoretical basis. Knowing the basics allows you to start learning more, but it often doesn't allow you to make informed decisions because you still lack knowledge of the hidden assumptions.

    Maybe in the far future we can improve our brains or upload information to our brains directly, so everyone can be an expert in everything, but until then we'll just keep mucking around.

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