096: Teachers Unions 102 – Fairytale Villages and Rhetorical Bear Traps

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The second installment in a series of shows about the teachers and public sector unions, and the recent protests. It would have been nice to skip this topic, but we can't.

Discussed:
-The Myths of Hoover vs. FDR on economic policy
-Presidential "Terribles" and their media challenges/triumphs
-The ease of spreading propaganda vs. the challenge of providing context
-Manipulation of statistics
-Ignorantio Elenchi: the irrelevant conclusion logical fallacy

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Teacher Pension Plans Could Trigger Next Big Bailout Crisis

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2010/04/21/teacher-pension-plans-could-trigger-next-big-bailout-crisis

Democrats cut food stamps subsidy to bailout teachers unions
http://daytontribune.com/democrats-cut-food-stamps-subsidy-to-bailout-teachers-unions/75907/

CATO: Weak Defenses of Teacher Bailout
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/weak-defenses-of-teacher-bailout/

Wisconsin activists create Walkerville to taunt governor, tout change
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-06-05/politics/wisconsin.walkerville_1_protests-wisconsin-state-capitol-thousands?_s=PM:POLITICS

Lawrence Reed: GREAT MYTHS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION
http://www.fee.org/articles/great-myths-of-the-great-depression/

SEIU: "Walkerville" Tent City erected in protest of Gov. Walker's attempt to hurt kids, families and seniors
http://www.seiu.org/2011/06/walkerville-tent-city-erected-in-protest-of-gov-wa.php

AFL-CIO:Walkerville Day Two: Respect K-12 Teachers and Students
http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/06/06/walkerville-day-two-respect-k12-teachers-and-students/

FDR Compilation 2 Great Depression/New Deal

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