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3 minutes ago, Lancaster said:

I remember in elementary school learning about the Depression and stuff, my teacher emphasized how it was only due to government intervention that the world got out of it.  That economies need mass government spending to sustain it.  Not saying it's wrong, but anyone who has studied finance, economics, etc... will know that it's more complex than just running the printing press, that there are so many different theories and methods of how to jumpstart and economy, etc.  

Was the teacher  saying what were "known facts" at the time, that over the years got changed to what we "Know" are facts today?

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25 minutes ago, gurn said:

Was the teacher  saying what were "known facts" at the time, that over the years got changed to what we "Know" are facts today?

Well.... the economic theories are way older than me.  

There are uploaded videos talking about the Depression and stuff related to it back during the 50's and thereafter.... about what economic regulations were or weren't in place and what was done or shouldn't have been done.  

 

Just your own political opinion will make you believe in one more than another.  

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On 2/25/2021 at 12:17 PM, 4petesake said:

No.

I think the phrase that sums it up best is: "Not all Trump supporters are racist....but all racists are Trump supporters".

 

Of course, there are always outliers, so the word "all" is hyperbolic, but the basic tenor of the phrase is pretty much spot on, IMHO....

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1 hour ago, Lancaster said:

The problem is that teachers may have their own political biases that may affect what they teach.  

 

I remember in elementary school learning about the Depression and stuff, my teacher emphasized how it was only due to government intervention that the world got out of it.  That economies need mass government spending to sustain it.  Not saying it's wrong, but anyone who has studied finance, economics, etc... will know that it's more complex than just running the printing press, that there are so many different theories and methods of how to jumpstart and economy, etc.  

Of course, not entirely blaming the teacher... as teacher are people too.  They aren't always the most economically/financially literate people either and most likely my teacher was just using whatever the textbook provided.  

 

The best finance related stuff I ever learned in grade school was actually a math class in high school.  The guy was actually a banker or financial planner for like 20-30 years previously and just switched to being a teacher as career change (less stressful for him).  Teaching all that time value of money, interest, and all the stuff that's relevant to being an adult.  Never learned anything useful in other business application courses or business education in high school.  Of course, I still failed that math course (I suck at math, which is ironic because I work in finance now).... sometimes students and adults just don't care about finance until it's a mountain to overcome.  I mean everyone knows how to be healthy, but there are tons of being just sit around all day eating chip and cookies.... then wonder why later in life they have type-2 diabetes or something.  You can only lead a horse to water, you can't force it to drink the water.  

Well said. I work at a Community College and personal bias seeping into the curriculum is very common.

 

TBH, the most I ever learned was from a job as a computer / copier salesman. My boss was a former CFO at a sawmill and he was jerk, but even though I had worked at several small businesses before his, he was the one who showed me how it really works.

 

He was a pain to work for, but I came out of that gig with a lot of life lessons.

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