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January 21, 2006

More About Funding

Alexander Chancellor in the Guardian describes the experience that he has had while applying for a grant to restore an architecturally important building. A perfect example of the nonsense that happens when you get bureaucrats involved in this type of activity, and then ask them to "increase access".

Yes, it's important that we make sure that a broad range of people benefit from this spending. Yes, it's important that we try to make sure that people from all walks of life, backgrounds and ethnicities are interested in the history of our common country. But doing it this way doesn't seem to work, does it? Let's start by fixing the schools, so that we provide people with the intellectual interest to want to carry on learning for the rest of their lives.
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