A response to Ben Stein

The following annotations are meta-commentary on Ben Stein’s recent article in Forbes. Speed up the decay of the school system—introduce voucher schemes to divert the money that would otherwise be spent on education, and funnel it into religious organizations. Discourage the teaching of science by introducing mandatory “Creationism” lessons, and putting confusing disclaimers on science textbooks. Send your children to private schools. Enshrine a thoroughly corrupt electoral system, in which corporations fund the politicians, and the politicians then give the money back to the corporations in exchange for airtime and media space.


Ken Lay has resigned from Enron, told Congress he won’t answer their questions, and now he’s mysteriously gone missing… Maybe he’ll turn up in Spain with Ronnie Biggs, Minnie Driver’s father Ronnie, Jim Slater, and all the other (alleged) crooks…