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growing power of labor unions, rather than any increased sense of
decency on the part of American capitalism, management. But I also
feel that about compulsory education laws, you know -- that what
they basically reflect is the fact that, with increasing industrialization
and automation and growth of labor unions, that there
was no place for young people in the economy, so you had to keep
postponing the time when they were permitted to enter the economy.
If automation, we're going to have to postpone it even more, by
junior colleges -- I don't know whether we'll over get to the point
of compulsory higher education beyond junior college, if for no
other reason that that it may seem to be too expensive. But it might
be even more expensive to have unemployed youngsters in their late
teens or early twenties, you know, en massed. I don't know.
You were also of the National Scholarship Service.
I should be ashamed. Yeah.
Put down all those to experience. You know, inquisitive,
maybe insatiable social scientist or human being, who seems unable
to say no, but who also was driven by the desire to look at things
first hand, I guess. I guess some ego was involved, except they
never, from my perspective were ever really ego-gratifying, as
much as they were educational. In fact, looking back on it, I'm
kind of ashamed that the list of them, whose only justification could
be that I was learning from them -- it certainly doesn't reflect
wise use of time.
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