Category Archives: Certifications

Social Welfare Under Stress

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability InsuranceIt seems to me…. “The stabilizing influence of the modern social welfare state emerged only after World War II, nearly 200 years on from the 18th-century beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.”  ~ Moshe Vardi[1]. Welfare is … Continue reading

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Non-U.S. Student Education

It seems to me…. “Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer … Continue reading

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Impediments To Success

It seems to me…. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~ Denis Waitley[1]. The “Horatio Alger myth” is based on … Continue reading

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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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Higher Education Benefits

It seems to me…. “Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations.” ~ Ron Lewis[1]. Many U.S. schools and universities, which at one time were considered to be the best in … Continue reading

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Automation and Human Labor

It seems to me…. “I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, ‘You can’t. People won’t have anything to do.’ But we found things that were a lot … Continue reading

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Employment and Globalization

It seems to me…. “Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad, and some unintended. It is the new reality.” ~ John B. Larson[1]. While local loss of jobs is frequently … Continue reading

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Education Meets Austerity

It seems to me…. “The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.” ~ Bernie Sanders. While there are … Continue reading

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