Saturday, March 24, 2007

Alan Caruba's Conversion

In my effort to better understand how philosophy, education, and ideas in general can change a culture, I'm always on the lookout for stories describing people who have radically changed their beliefs (particularly those who do it well into adulthood). And while this particular story focuses mainly on the lies, fraud and irrationality of the environmentalist movement, it also suggests that if the essence of capitalism were taught in schools, many people would embrace it. (That is, the problem isn't really that most people disagree with the ideas underlying capitalism -- but that they are totally ignorant of them thanks to our current educational system, media bias, and intellectual leadership.)

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