The roles of government, ep. 3: education

It would befuddle the time-traveller from the middle-ages to find that the modern state feels obliged to interfere with education. Surely, that is a matter for the parents and the children?
“But if the state would not manage education, how could it ensure that enough of certain classes of workers came about?”
Ah, good question. If only because it exposes a political fallacy: the country (the population thereof) only serves their own / eachother’s purposes. The abstract, fantastical entity called the country (identifiable on maps, by flags & army-uniforms, and Olympic team-jerseys) has no interests in certain types of workers, that learn to be obedient little factory-workers, just like herr Bismarck envisioned it. The modern education system was merely designed for the factories supporting his warfaring nation.
It’s the same question, asked long ago by someone on social media who felylt that the nation needed centrallized control. Proposing anarchism to them, and that was refuted your argument by asking: “When there’s no government, who would run the country?”
Replying that in statelesness (anarchism) there is no country to run, and why bother with running a place where people live, breathe, eat, drink, work and entertain themselves, are born and eventually die: it’s not a corporation run for profit like a business. What if it were: for who’s profit would it be run? The people? (When do we, as share-holders get a share of the profits?) If we’re not the share-holders, who would that be, then?
Results in stupefied silence.


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