Category Archives: Railroads

National Extremism

It seems to me…. “A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.” ~ Benazir Bhutto[1]. The pendulum of extremism – economic, political, sensuality, artistic… – has always oscillated with metronomic regularity … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Critical Care

It seems to me…. “Productivity depends on many factors, including our workforce’s knowledge and skills and the quantity and quality of the capital, technology, and infrastructure that they have to work with.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. The World Bank in 2017 … Continue reading

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Our Decaying Infrastructure

It seems to me…. “This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our … 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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The Role of Debt

It seems to me…. “A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” ~ Alexander Hamilton[1]. There always seems to be considerable condemnation, especially by conservatives, of any kind of debt. Historically, the British … Continue reading

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