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Re:Universities
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2003, 03:03:32 pm »

I agree that training for the medical profession can use a major overhaul.  The current system seems intent on restricting the supply of doctors to keep the rates up.  The AMA strikes me as guild socialism with its practice of restricting entry to the field.  I have been a proponent of including medical training as a part of every child's education so that high school graduates would at least have the equivalent of the training of an RN.  This would be combined with allowing people to treat themselves and buy anything they want at the drug store with or without a prescription.  

The apprentice system could also work well here as previously suggested.
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Re:Universities
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2003, 12:12:35 am »

Much of what goes on in a high school, such as team sports...is not conducive to libertarian thought anyway.

Maybe it's because it's late, but I fail to see how team sports are anti-libertarian. In order to play on a varsity team you have to be competitive enough in the market of people who want to play to make the team. In order to be a starting player, you have to be competitive enough to beat out the group of people good enough to make the team. In order to beat other teams your team has to be competitively better than the opposing teams. Isn't libertarian thought in favor of the free market and competition? Isn't that exactly what happens with sports teams?
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Re:Universities
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2003, 10:58:52 am »

Bit of thread drift (my fault).  Team sports and the fandom surrounding them seemed collective in nature to me.  It is a kind of a harmless replacement for war.  The fans have a vicarious pleasure in watching the team win.  It is a social activity with comaraderie among the players and fans.  It gives people who otherwise have nothing in common something to talk about.
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Re:Universities
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2003, 12:16:00 pm »

Just found an article in one of my engineering magazines about the new Franklin Olin College of Engineering in Needham Massachusetts. This was founded by the Olin Foundation, which you might be aware has been the benefactor of gun rights scholar Dr John Lott. Students at Olin are of MIT caliber, and every one receives a full four year scholarship. Furthermore, the founding class of 2006 took a delay in their freshman year to take part in helping to create the entire curriculum, campus government, activities, clubs, and other features of college life.
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Re:Universities
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2003, 02:24:22 pm »

Does anyone know of a university in New Hampshire that offers graduate degrees in Astronomy or Philosophy? One university for both would be great, we've been trying to find one so my boyfriend and I don't have to live apart when we move to New Hampshire.
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Re:Universities
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2003, 10:10:12 pm »

Does anyone know of a university in New Hampshire that offers graduate degrees in Astronomy or Philosophy? One university for both would be great, we've been trying to find one so my boyfriend and I don't have to live apart when we move to New Hampshire.

It's sad to say, but NH does not have a single Ph.D. program for Philosophy. However, Boston is home to some universities that do offer that and you can live in NH and commute to Boston for school. Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, and M.I.T. all offer a doctorate in Philosophy. Dartmouth College offers a doctorate in Astronomy in NH. In Boston, you have Boston University and Harvard for Astronomy.
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2003, 10:34:02 pm »

Thanks Patrick! ;D,

That's what we figured. I think we're going to end up living in Nashua, so that commuting to these universities is easier and we can still live together. It may yet still work.
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2003, 12:15:48 am »

Bit of thread drift (my fault).  Team sports and the fandom surrounding them seemed collective in nature to me.  It is a kind of a harmless replacement for war.  The fans have a vicarious pleasure in watching the team win.  It is a social activity with comaraderie among the players and fans.  It gives people who otherwise have nothing in common something to talk about.

I'd agree it is a less-harmful replacement for war, but not necessarily harmless.  Vicarious pleasures, and the irrationalities that go along them, create bad habits.  

Everybody has SOMETHING in common, but because this fake-thing-in-common is provided, they talk about it instead of putting in the effort to find the real things they have in common.

Let's follow this competitive theme:  Fans buy tickets and therefore must compete with each other to see the game.
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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2003, 07:45:20 am »

Thanks Patrick! ;D,

That's what we figured. I think we're going to end up living in Nashua, so that commuting to these universities is easier and we can still live together. It may yet still work.

No problem.
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