How else is one to read this?
How is compulsory provision of education justified? Because Gittins values knowledge for its own sake. Okay, now, should we increase funding? Oh yes, because we value knowledge for its own sake. How long before the government publishes mass editions for free distribution of Bertrand Russell’s “‘Useless’ Knowledge” and forces kids to read it? Perhaps Gittins can even turn Albert Jay Nock into an excuse for government intervention.