Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Gordon Brown in Africa

The Chancellor has visited Africa and pledged £8.5 billion to fund education in African countries.

What I find interesting though is the below from the International Development Secretary:

"Education is a basic human right, and to get every child into school we need more investment."

Excuse me? Education, like all positive rights, are clearly false in nature. If one demands education as a "right" then someone is forced to teach you. A person has no real "right" to the time, effort, energy and liberty of another person. Human interaction should be voluntary and not forced.

Still, I naturally don't approve of coerced tax money being used to fund education in Africa. Aid should be left to private companies and organisations, not the state.