Koch Brothers infiltrate schools with anti-gay, racist propaganda

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    Jul 17, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/koch-brothers-education_n_5587577.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    Koch Youth: Youth Entrepreneurs:

    The official mission of Youth Entrepreneurs is to provide kids with "business and entrepreneurial education and experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society." The underlying goal of the program, however, is to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers. In the last school year, the class reached more than 1,000 students across Kansas and Missouri.

    Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.

    Though YE has avoided the public spotlight, the current structure of the program began to take shape in November 2009, documents show, when a team of associates at the Charles G. Koch Foundation launched an important project with Charles Koch's blessing: They would design and test what they called "a high school free market and liberty-based course" with support from members of the Koch family's vast nonprofit and political network. A pilot version of the class would be offered the following spring to students at the Wichita Collegiate School, an elite private prep school in Kansas where Koch was a top donor.
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    Jul 17, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    Jack_NNJ saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/koch-brothers-education_n_5587577.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    Koch Youth: Youth Entrepreneurs:

    The official mission of Youth Entrepreneurs is to provide kids with "business and entrepreneurial education and experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society." The underlying goal of the program, however, is to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers. In the last school year, the class reached more than 1,000 students across Kansas and Missouri.

    Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.

    Though YE has avoided the public spotlight, the current structure of the program began to take shape in November 2009, documents show, when a team of associates at the Charles G. Koch Foundation launched an important project with Charles Koch's blessing: They would design and test what they called "a high school free market and liberty-based course" with support from members of the Koch family's vast nonprofit and political network. A pilot version of the class would be offered the following spring to students at the Wichita Collegiate School, an elite private prep school in Kansas where Koch was a top donor.


    So how is free-market philosophy intrinsically racist and anti-gay? Is it just this organization that's so?
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    Jul 17, 2014 9:21 PM GMT
    Jack_NNJ saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/koch-brothers-education_n_5587577.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    Koch Youth: Youth Entrepreneurs:

    The official mission of Youth Entrepreneurs is to provide kids with "business and entrepreneurial education and experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society." The underlying goal of the program, however, is to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers. In the last school year, the class reached more than 1,000 students across Kansas and Missouri.

    Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.

    Though YE has avoided the public spotlight, the current structure of the program began to take shape in November 2009, documents show, when a team of associates at the Charles G. Koch Foundation launched an important project with Charles Koch's blessing: They would design and test what they called "a high school free market and liberty-based course" with support from members of the Koch family's vast nonprofit and political network. A pilot version of the class would be offered the following spring to students at the Wichita Collegiate School, an elite private prep school in Kansas where Koch was a top donor.


    And would these be the two brothers that happen to favor gay marriage?
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    Jul 17, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
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    Jack_NNJ saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/koch-brothers-education_n_5587577.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    Koch Youth: Youth Entrepreneurs:

    The official mission of Youth Entrepreneurs is to provide kids with "business and entrepreneurial education and experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society." The underlying goal of the program, however, is to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers. In the last school year, the class reached more than 1,000 students across Kansas and Missouri.

    Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.

    Though YE has avoided the public spotlight, the current structure of the program began to take shape in November 2009, documents show, when a team of associates at the Charles G. Koch Foundation launched an important project with Charles Koch's blessing: They would design and test what they called "a high school free market and liberty-based course" with support from members of the Koch family's vast nonprofit and political network. A pilot version of the class would be offered the following spring to students at the Wichita Collegiate School, an elite private prep school in Kansas where Koch was a top donor.


    So how is free-market philosophy intrinsically racist and anti-gay? Is it just this organization that's so?

    When the Koch Bros. say "free market," they mean that the free market = freedom to exploit to workers, freedom to discriminate, freedom to pollute the environment, etc.

    To them the free market means they can lawlessly destroy the country and float away on golden parachutes.
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    Jul 17, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
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    Jack_NNJ saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/koch-brothers-education_n_5587577.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    Koch Youth: Youth Entrepreneurs:

    The official mission of Youth Entrepreneurs is to provide kids with "business and entrepreneurial education and experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society." The underlying goal of the program, however, is to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers. In the last school year, the class reached more than 1,000 students across Kansas and Missouri.

    Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.

    Though YE has avoided the public spotlight, the current structure of the program began to take shape in November 2009, documents show, when a team of associates at the Charles G. Koch Foundation launched an important project with Charles Koch's blessing: They would design and test what they called "a high school free market and liberty-based course" with support from members of the Koch family's vast nonprofit and political network. A pilot version of the class would be offered the following spring to students at the Wichita Collegiate School, an elite private prep school in Kansas where Koch was a top donor.


    So how is free-market philosophy intrinsically racist and anti-gay? Is it just this organization that's so?

    When the Koch Bros. say "free market," they mean that the free market = freedom to exploit to workers, freedom to discriminate, freedom to pollute the environment, etc.

    To them the free market means they can lawlessly destroy the country and float away on golden parachutes.


    Self-evident.
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    Jul 17, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
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    Jack_NNJ saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/koch-brothers-education_n_5587577.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    Koch Youth: Youth Entrepreneurs:

    The official mission of Youth Entrepreneurs is to provide kids with "business and entrepreneurial education and experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society." The underlying goal of the program, however, is to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers. In the last school year, the class reached more than 1,000 students across Kansas and Missouri.

    Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.

    Though YE has avoided the public spotlight, the current structure of the program began to take shape in November 2009, documents show, when a team of associates at the Charles G. Koch Foundation launched an important project with Charles Koch's blessing: They would design and test what they called "a high school free market and liberty-based course" with support from members of the Koch family's vast nonprofit and political network. A pilot version of the class would be offered the following spring to students at the Wichita Collegiate School, an elite private prep school in Kansas where Koch was a top donor.


    So how is free-market philosophy intrinsically racist and anti-gay? Is it just this organization that's so?


    Invariably, when the free market is discussed, somehow the conclusions are that it is racist, homophobic, sexist, fascist, oppressive, Nazi, speciesist, ageist, genocidal, etc.

    Just getting it out of the way now.

    Anyway, the article is fascinating not because it tells us anything about the Kochs, but because it explains so much about what goes on inside the heads of HuffPo reporters/bloggers/whatever they are.
  • conservativej...

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    Jul 18, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    Years ago there was a program for youth of high school age called Junior Achievement. It's goals were not unlike Youth Entrepreneurs. I recall that in the last year I worked with high school students, they priced our product below cost. I knew then America's Socialist cum Communist had won.
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    Jul 18, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
    hey OP, your headline is a bullshit lie

    when is entrepreneurship homophobic or racist - show me where it says that in the article you cited
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    Jul 18, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidYears ago there was a program for youth of high school age called Junior Achievement. It's goals were not unlike Youth Entrepreneurs. I recall that in the last year I worked with high school students, they priced our product below cost. I knew then America's Socialist cum Communist had won.


    It's worse than that, I fear. If the "socialist/communists" have won, the least they could have done was make sure kids read and study the commie lit. The brats would be learning something, anyway.

    As it is, kids know nothing about economics. I doubt there is a school in the nation that teaches kids how a dollar of wealth is generated, and how that dollar moves through the economy.

    The Left likes it that way. To teach them anything about econ (even if it were Das Kapital for Kids!) is to open the door for them to question and ponder the implications.

    The Left wants to keep the world of money, finance, and trade shrouded in mysticism and superstition.