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The limits of education

August 5, 2009

If education were a cure-all then we need only to tell all the smokers that it was bad for their health and they would instantly give up. If education were a universal panacea then we need only get the information to unhealthy eaters and obesity would drop in a few months. If education alone were the answer then no-one would break any laws because they would understand the negative consequences of their anti-social behaviour and feel heartily ashamed of all the hurt and expense they have caused.

Jim Gourlay