Monthly Archives: March 2014

Resolving National Conflicts

It seems to me… “Geography is destiny.” ~ Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone). While the major world powers believe they have the prerogative to arbitrarily change national borders or create nations without objection from those living in the areas affected; … Continue reading

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Urban Living

It seems to me… “The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.” ~ Marshall McLuhan. Though I always have preferred the space and quiet of living in the country, there are some … Continue reading

Posted in Apartment, City, Condominium, Congestion, Decay, Environment, Highways, Home, Housing, Mass Transit, Multi-Family, Personal, Single Family, Suburb, Traffic, Transportation, Urban, Vehicle, Vehicle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

An Appropriate Response

It seems to me… “Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric.  If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt. It … Continue reading

Posted in Allawite, Arab Spring, Crimea, Egypt, EU, Europe, European Union, G-20, G-8, George W. Bush, Georgia, Hosni Mubarrak, IMF, International Monetary Fund, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, Muslim, Obama, President Bashar, President Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sanctions, Shi’ite, South Ossetia, Sunni, Syria, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Educational Standards

It seems to me… “Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.”  ~ Mark Twain. With 35 out of the 50 top research universities in the world, U.S. colleges and … Continue reading

Posted in College, Collegiate Learning Assessment, Common Core State Standards, Comparison, Conservatives, Cost, Curriculum, Decline, Education, K-12, Quality, STEM, STEM, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Economic Inequality

It seems to me… “Inequality has risen to the point that it seems to me worthwhile for the U.S. to seriously consider taking the risk of making our economy more rewarding for more of the people.”  ~ Janet Yellen, U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Economic, Economy, Education, Education, Employment, Financial, Globalization, Inequality, Inequality, Lyndon Johnson, McKinsey Global Institute, Middle Class, STEM, Technology, Third-World, Wages, Wealthy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments