Is there value in non-education?

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It is going to surprise most of you to find out which statesman of many years ago made the following statement: “Labour is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

Well folks, iconic former American President Abraham Lincoln of the Republican Party had the deeply rooted wisdom to make the above amazing declaration and the logic of it is indisputable. I agree with it so much that I believe that legislation should be passed making it law that all companies should be made to share 15 per cent per cent of their after tax profits with their employees.

It is one of the necessary measures civilised societies need to take in working towards creating a “we” type of society, instead of the current “me” society that we now inhabit. Furthermore, studies have shown that investing in the wellbeing of children from birth eventually provides a healthy return on the resources committed to helping all young people become productive members of society. This should also include double tax breaks for funds deployed in training employees to acquire relevant and superior working skills.

Surely we want entrepreneurs to flourish, but not at the expense of the masses working for them barely scraping by.

Of course, other measures are needed to ensure that every member of both the public and private sector earns part of their salary from being exceptionally productive, while first class early childhood learning centres must be made available in all communities for working members of the female population.

These are just some of the long term measures needed to help produce an educated, vibrant and highly efficient, hard working population, completely engaged with the latest technology, while making a big contribution to national well being.

GREGORY WIGHT
Maraval