Category Archives: Budget

The High Cost Of Education

It seems to me…. “Getting a college degree used to be free or low cost because, as a society, we saw providing higher education to young people as an investment – in them and in the future of our own … Continue reading

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Eating Our Seed Corn

It seems to me…. “To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human … Continue reading

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Robotics And Employment

It seems to me…. “Increasingly, the work we do is enabled more and more by new IT, including automation, robotics, and intelligent platforms.” ~ Pierre Nanterme[1]. During the Industrial Revolution, John Stuart Mill wrote “there cannot be a more legitimate … Continue reading

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Our Education System Is Failing

It seems to me…. “We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.” ~ Campbell Brown[1]. Anyone realistically evaluating the U.S. educational system would … Continue reading

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Making America Great Again

It seems to me…. “A country’s economic growth may be defined as a long-term rise in capacity to supply increasingly diverse economic goods to its population, this growing capacity based on advancing technology and the institutional and ideological adjustments that … Continue reading

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Our Erroneous China Policy

It seems to me…. “So in terms of the global economic footprint, let’s just say China within the next decade and a bit is likely to emerge as the world’s largest economy. Obviously its foreign policy and security policy footprint … Continue reading

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There Is An EV In Your Future

It seems to me…. “We still see that people don’t really realize that electric cars are here right now. And when we show up with an actual vehicle, and you see it drive away under its own power, it’s still … Continue reading

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