Ghostbear wrote:So you want education reforms, to create a new generation of first class cake bakers, cake designers, and batter innovators? I'd support that.
The problem is the opportunity cost of training everyone to be a first-class cake-baker. The time and money will invariably lead to reductions in pie and candy-making industries as people are spending increasing time and effort only baking cakes.
Now while comparative advantage says that this isn't necessarily a bad thing, we just import pies and candied sprinles from overseas where they've specialized in their respective products, the problem is if all your chefs are making cakes and some disaster happens to the cake batter supply then the entire cakeonomy collapses and the nation struggles through high unemployment as pie and candy infrastructure is rebuilt and cake-bakers have to be re-trained to make pies and candy in the hopes that some of them will see their cake-bakery jobs return.
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