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By Charles J. Sykes

ISBN-10: 0312547706

ISBN-13: 9780312547707

We have skilled a shift in American personality: we’ve develop into a country of moochers. more and more depending on the efforts of others over our personal, american citizens are unfastened to freeload. From the company bailouts on Wall road to the alarming raises in own default and dependency, from questionable tax exemptions to huge, immense pension, healthcare, and different entitlement expenses, the recent moocher tradition cuts throughout traces of sophistication, race, and personal and public sectors. And the thousands that plan and behave sensibly, merely to bail out the profligate? They’re angry.

Charles Sykes’ argument isn't opposed to compassion or valid charity, yet pursuits the recent moocher tradition, within which self-reliance and private accountability have given solution to mass greedy after handouts. A kingdom of Moochers is a persuasively argued and pleasing rallying cry for american citizens who're uninterested in taking part in via the principles and buying those that don’t.

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Acto seguido, le tocó hablar al presidente nicaragüense Daniel ()rtega. dos Unidos en An1érica Latina y el Caribe desde conlÍen­ LOS del siglo XIX. Cuando le tocó hablar, una vez finalizada la diatriba de ()rtega, Oban1a subió al podio con una sonrisa cordial y con1enzó con una bron1a de la invasión a Bahí:1 de C�ochinos. "Estoy n1uy agradeci­ do que el presidente ()rtega no n1e haya culpado personaltnente por cosas que pasaron cuando yo tenía tres rneses de edad", dijo en tono de carnaradcría, arrancando sonrisas en la sala.

Según el Instituto de Estadísticas Educativ,1s de la lJNESCO, el porcentaje de alu1nnos de pri1ner grado que son obligados a repe­ tir el año es de 19 por ciento en Brasil, 11 por ciento en Argentina y 7 por ciento en México. (�01nparativan1ente, el porcentaje es del O por clento en Estados Unidos, (�orea del Sur, Singapur y Finlan­ dia. s adelante, se invier­ ten enorrnes recursos en apuntalar a los estudiantes 111ás débiles para no hacerlos repetir de grado. eros de clase, son enviados a escuelas de educaciún especial donde pueden cornpletar sus planes de estudio con sisternas de aprendizaje apropiados para ellos.

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