Category Archives: Middle-Income

Effects of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith[1]. Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The more advanced the … Continue reading

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Continuing Education

It seems to me…. “Community colleges provide higher education where people live, helping to build strong ladders of opportunity that allow people to secure a foothold in the middle class.” ~ Thomas Perez[1]. Our current education model with formal education … Continue reading

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Employment And Automation

It seems to me…. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt[1]. Major traditional … Continue reading

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Income, Wages, And Poverty

It seems to me…. “Inequality causes problems by creating fissures in societies, leaving those at the bottom feeling marginalized or disenfranchised.” ~ Nicholas Kristof[1]. Even with the economy continuing to expand and unemployment at its lowest point in ten years, … Continue reading

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Critical Agreement Possibilities

It seems to me…. “The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner’s legitimate interests.” ~ Vladimir Putin[1]. It is very difficult to know what priorities President-Elect Trump … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Future Of Employment

It seems to me…. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt[1]. Herbert Simon[2] will eventually be proven correct when he wrote in 1956 … Continue reading

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