Monday, July 20, 2009

Ignatieff's "knowledge society" would be a "leap for mankind"

Today was the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, perhaps the greatest example of human innovation. And it also provides support for Ignatieff's calls for a "knowledge society."

The Apollo missions were the result of such knowledge that would be encouraged in a "knowledge society". All those that worked on the mission and made it possible received significant education. They, and the mission, were the results of education.

Ignatieff has implied that in his "knowledge society" access to post-secondary education would be freer and more money would be put towards this. Such measures would make our post-secondary institutions more likely to yield significant research and innovation, continuing a long Canadian tradition.

Not to mention that engineering and scientific innovation in particular also contribute to the economy in significant ways, creating many jobs and wealth.

Although the improvements Ignatieff envisages are unclear, they would hopefully yield small steps for man and large leaps for mankind.
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  1. Where is Michael ?

  2. Why don't they take the post-secondary education system in Canada and make it more relevant to the rest of society. For example, more business, engineering, and sciences. Less social sciences, women studies, and arts.

  3. I don't think giving Iggy credit for the moon landing helps Liberals arguement. There has only been one party advocating for more access to secondary edcaution and that is the NDP. The Liberals Track record just isn't that good to make this arguement.

  4. I'm not arguing on Liberal track record. I'm saying that by the sounds of it, Ignatieff will be addressing this issue.

  5. I'll believe it when I see it. Post-secondary jobs -- y'know, the ones who do the actual teaching and researching -- have been left behind for about 30-40 years at this point.

    Oh, and, Anonymous #2 needs to do his/her homework. If you don't think social sciences, women's studies, and arts are useful -- and that business, engineering, and sciences need more funding -- you haven't been paying attention.


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