Basic Economics should be taught at school

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/respect-the-dismal-science-public-policy-needs-some-economics/news-story/50d5173813584a839baabc0c831719f5

A great article suggesting that school children ought to be more economically literate. Of course they should. How can Australians, the voting public, understand good policy or what is fair if we don’t understand that businesses create jobs, that increasing taxes decreases the economy and that free trade with our neighbors in South East Asia is beneficial.
Politicians are always talking about fairness yet how can Australians fairly determine what is fair without an understanding of economics?
The problem I see is that the socialistic left has achieved the "long march through the institutions" and that any economic teachings at our schools will not be fair as it invariably will be co-opted by the socialists and used as a point of indoctrination on socialist ideas and not free market ideas of a liberal democracy.

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