I would think that critical thinking is exactly what the state wants to limit in it's citizens. And by "state," I mean the nexus of the most powerful and monied bureaucratic and commercial interests. For example, does a company like Apple benefit most from questioning consumers, or from credulous consumers?
Yeah? Please explain - how are these "working classes" ordered and what are the demarcation lines? Are you talking "middle" = median, or "middle" = mean? From my 48 years of experience, 99% in the USA thinks they're "middle class." B.S.
Do you understand what the word "middle" means?
We are clearly approaching the singularity.
Bill Nye the Attention Whore
My vehicle is a bicycle.
Why be king if your heirs won't be?
They'll be doing the job of one at half the pay.
What is it?
Least he wasn't lobbing around ebola.
Source? If so, why not fire the bottom 10% of all occupations? What's your plan for those folks?
Redifine "science." Redifine "education." Redifine "justice." War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. Let's just finally set the Enlightnemnet aside becasue feudalism will probably work better going forward, anyway.
Bill Nye is a media construct, not a scientist. He's not particularly skilled at debate, either.
I logged in just to say that. I NEVER login.
There is no alternative to Taylorization. McSchools will be as much about learning as McDonald's is about nutrition. Give people what they WANT cuz there's a sucker born every minute! Ayn Rand has a lot to say on this, but I bet you already knew that. A simple alternative would be locally controlled public schools, but that would require an already educated, active populace. HA HA HA. No, not in America. Americans hate education - they love training, certifications, compliance, and conformity. They love winners and losers. Here's another alternative: why not do what Finland does? Finland is tops in whatever measurement you want to use for learnin'. Rhetorically you lose, but rest assured - the future you want is coming so you win in the end. I guess.