Well as far as the education goes, I was making the point it is not adequate enough. Those who get private school educations obviously have better chances, but my point is the public schools are inadequate in general. They do not prepare you as well as they should, especially in the urban area. They were never equal in the past atleast they were somewhat adequate.
As far as the economy, yes these "evil" people have been hit the most, but they have not been impacted like the average person. Yes they lost money, but thier kids will still have money to retire on, sent thier kids to college, and etc. However the average person "who took a hit" can now barely live in a house, fund thier kids college, and etc. So its not even a comparison and the fact that they took the most hit financially does not justify their reckless behavior. They got greedy and they wanted more and more and that is why it crumbled. Yes there are some accountability on the average person part, but if the banks did thier job they would have knows these average joes that did not qualify should not be granted loans for house. Instead greed blinded their eye towards responsbility and the government made things even easier for them. So now they are "too big to fail" while the average person is too small to save.
I agree with much of what you're saying. I'm not trying to justify anyone's behavior (lender or borrower). All I'm saying is that a free-market, in general, is preferable to a command economy or equality of condition. I also tend to believe that free-markets promote equality of opportunity which is the ideal I am most persuaded by.
I agree with you as well. Free market has served us well, all criticism of it should be done inorder to make it better and not dissapear. All these other nations can say other types of economy are better, but they will be in the United States in heart beat if they could lol. I am not arguing against doing away with it, just it should be handled with more responsiblity.
Which makes me realize, we have ended up in a whole different topic than what OP started on lol, I guess they all interrelated somewhat..
so how about them traditions lol