Category Archives: Disparity

Financial Sector Regulation

It seems to me…. “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” ~ Henry Ford[1]. Many Americans … Continue reading

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Uncompassionate, Closeminded, Mendacious….

It seems to me…. “Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.” ~ Howard Dean[1]. … Continue reading

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Reviving Economic Growth

It seems to me…. “Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have … Continue reading

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Compensating for Technological Unemployment

It seems to me…. “Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed.” ~ Edward Heath[1]. While there are many factors effecting how we live, work, and the quality of our lives, the dominant variable has become the rapidity with … Continue reading

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The 4th Industrial Revolution

It seems to me…. “You can see the computer age everywhere but in productivity statistics.” ~ Robert Solow[1]. Technology is rapidly changing every aspect of both work and personal life but seems to have not significantly improved economic growth. There … Continue reading

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Economic Transition

It seems to me…. “We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled, and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. … Continue reading

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Economic Inequality

It seems to me… “For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent.  What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity, and importance of political and social rights.”  ~ B. R. Ambedkar. … Continue reading

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