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Good articles for you all to read

Hello everyone,

I'm new here, so if I don't know the etiquette, then do correct me! I saw a couple of articles in a magazine that we get in the UK (The Observer), and thought to link to them here. One is on the convenience of school as a method of creating subordinate, subserivent worker drones, and the second is on how hard life really is for under-18s and how shockingly bad it is in the UK compared with other countries.

Enjoy!

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/...05,00.html
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/...93,00.html
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thanks for posting those... very good reading. i added them to the news section...

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