The Origins and Purpose of State Schooling

I was unaware, until recently, that I once lived in the same city as libertarian George H. Smith for several years.  If I had known, I would have done everything in my power to persuade him to act as my libertarian mentor.  In this video, Smith details, brilliantly as usual, the criminal origins and purpose of State-funded education.


Jim Davies's picture

Thank you for that; an excellent presentation, well worth its 12 minutes.
I'd never noticed previously the anomaly George notes about 4 minutes in; that government schooling is provided "free" (of user fees) and yet also under compulsion! How extraordinary!
Imagine, as he said, that beef steaks were provided free of charge at the checkout. Would anyone have to be compelled to get as many as he could eat?