Monthly Archives: July 2013

Stimulus Benefit

It seems to me… “Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  ~ Viktor E. Frankl. The U.S. economy has gone … Continue reading

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Economic Policy Failure

It seems to me… “The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.”  ~ John Maynard Keynes. The U.S. Congress is once again about to begin budget negotiations.  … Continue reading

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Space Research Is Too Costly

It seems to me… “That is the exploration that awaits you!  Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.”  ~ Leonard Nimoy. Following any posting about space exploration, I always receive several comments saying “we … Continue reading

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Improving Healthcare

It seems to me… “Modern medicine is a negation of health.  It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution.  It makes more people sick than it heals.”  ~ Ivan Illich. The U.S. spends more on … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

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