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Reader feedback: Dumb them down?

Re: Many young Slovaks unemployed, August 15 - 21, 2005, Volume 11, Number 31

No, the problem [of youth unemployment] has been caused by the US and the World Bank telling Poland and Slovakia to promote crude [capitalist] policies as the only "condition" for investment. Other factors play a role but are not as crucial.

Why haven't any journalists questioned Alexander Kwasniewski about whether he feels personally embarrassed that so many young Poles are suffering the indignity of doing menial work in London despite being highly qualified and academically accomplished?

The problem is also the decline of the professional middle class and the rise of the new corporate salary slave who is programmed to obey the imperative of marketing meaningless crap to bored consumers.

Poland has to dumb itself down relentlessly and systematically if it is to create such a market system of totally manipulated wants and needs.

The churches will need emptying and, like Ireland, there will be a total destruction of culture.

K R Naylor,
Bratislava

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