| The war against competition is hurting young males
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/18/01, 12:00 am
Mentone, Ala.-"War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again." That was a hit song of the '60s, and our leaders in media and academia have said it again and again since then, but in a broadened sense; Competition! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
In journalism, newspaper publishers establish joint operating agreements and competition dies. In education, teachers unions fight vouchers, and competitive schools never get a chance to live. In charity, the established government grantees lobby to keep smaller religious groups out in the cold.