Category Archives: Innovation

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 Education

It seems to me… “If you’re not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can’t think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left..”   ~ Robert Sternberg. Jobs in the “tradable … Continue reading

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Energy Policy Failure

It seems to me… “The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”  ~ Ralph Nader. All energy production comes at a cost – none is perfect – but we … Continue reading

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Solyndra

It seems to me… “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.”  ~ Will Rogers. The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on oversight and investigations … Continue reading

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Wither The Middle Class?

It seems to me… “The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; … Continue reading

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Have We Lost Our Way?

It seems to me… Certain aspects of the recent budget deficit debate seemed very puzzling.  I’ve never understood why people strongly oppose legislation that is in their best self-interest.  People reaching retirement age barely able to afford health insurance oppose … Continue reading

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Call It Sedition

It seems to me… Sedition:    incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government; any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion. Treason:     the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its … Continue reading

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