John Maenpaa

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Christian/Patriot/Libertarian-Socialist and I support: AFL-CIO & IWW & ACLU & Occupy & Declaration Of Independence & Constitution #union #iww #WIUnion #occupy

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Are Americans Too Stupid For Democracy?

http://www.alternet.org/belief/are-americans-too-stupid-democracy#.UUnOqY3MuPs.facebook

How can we rationally pursue our self-interests when we don't know what's going on?

In 2011, Newsweek asked 1,000 Americans to take the standard U.S. Citizenship test, and 38 percent of them failed. One in three couldn't name the vice-president. A 2009 study in the European Journal of Communications looked at how informed citizens of the U.S., UK, Denmark and Finland were of the international news of the day, and the results weren't pretty ( PDF).

“Overall,” the scholars wrote, “the Scandinavians emerged as the best informed, averaging 62–67 percent correct responses, the British were relatively close behind with 59 percent,...

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#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Are Americans Too Stupid For Democracy?

http://www.alternet.org/belief/are-americans-too-stupid-democracy#.UUnOqY3MuPs.facebook

How can we rationally pursue our self-interests when we don't know what's going on?

In 2011, Newsweek asked 1,000 Americans to take the standard U.S. Citizenship test, and 38 percent of them failed. One in three couldn't name the vice-president. A 2009 study in the European Journal of Communications looked at how informed citizens of the U.S., UK, Denmark and Finland were of the international news of the day, and the results weren't pretty ( PDF).

“Overall,” the scholars wrote, “the Scandinavians emerged as the best informed, averaging 62–67 percent correct responses, the British were relatively close behind with 59 percent,...

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