Apologies again for being slow posting.
We've been deep thinking.
We've posted this one before in a different format and couldn't find it, so here it is again,
From Good Infographics, The Almighty Dollar Mapping Income Distribution By Religious Belief.
As always, you can click on the graphic below for a full screen image.
After top level bankers and CEOs of international corporations, the best faith to be practicing in America lately of course is government worship, as it's priests and accolytes are among the highest paid faithful in the nation.
From the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, America is #2 (not 32 as incorrectily posted previously ... thanks Carolyn) in K-12 spending per student as compared with the other nations making up the Orgaization of Economic Development and Cooperation.
While student performance continues to lag.
The argument in America from teachers unions is that lower class sizes will improve results.
Maybe not so much.
Click on the chart below for a thoughtful bit of work from Financial Sense.com.
As an aside, we think that issues having to do with K-12 education have far more to do with failing families than they do with failing schools.
Things gets worse as we consider the costs and performance of the fine colleges and universities of our fair land.
Again, from Financial Sense.com here's an inflation comparison of College Fees and Tuitions, Medical Care, Cost of a New Car, Food and Energy.
Students are paying for wildly inflated college costs by going into debt and are subsequently defaulting in huge numbers.
Student debt by the way is typically not discharged in bankruptcy.
Why are they defaulting, you might ask?
Increasingly, despite what the Powers That Be keep telling you, college ain't worth the money.
Speaking of college.
Everybody hates lobbyists, lying politicians excluded, and probably rightfully so.
Among the reasons that schools at all levels are killing us with costs while failing at their job is the $1.2 Billion dollars the education lobby has showered on public bodies since 1998.
Which of course pales in comparison to the $5.3 Billion Pharma/Healthcare etc. has shelled out on the same public bodies, which should serve as an explanation as to why our healthcare system and Obamacare have both turned out to be such ....... what is the word I am looking for here? ....... abortions.
Speaking of Lobbying, from Visual.ly money spent on public assemblies is the single greatest investment one can possibly make ..... probably of all time.
You may ask yourself, why is it that lobbying the government is such a great business?
That's where the money is.
That's all for today.