December 10, 2011
The Democratic Republic of the Congo Gets It Right

From The Carter Center:

Half of the workforce of the artisanal mining sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is comprised of children. Children as young as two years. Without viable economic alternatives, most children must join their parents in rudimentary mining pits. Children as young as two years transport, wash, and crush minerals to earn half a dollar a day.


From The Gingrich Center:

These schools should get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, pay local students to take care of the school. The kids would actually do work; they’d have cash; they’d have pride in the schools. They’d begin the process of rising…

Go out and talk to people who are really successful in one generation. They all started their first job at 9 to 14 years of age. They are selling newspapers, going door to door, washing cars. They were all making money at a very young age.


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at December 10, 2011 01:16 PM
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So Newt's getting all his policy ideas from fellow Georgian Jimmy Carter?

Posted by: JoyfulA on December 12, 2011 5:42 AM

As a rule, "people who are really successful in one generation" are criminals. Ask any Russian oligarch.

Posted by: Peter on December 13, 2011 4:42 AM
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