Category Archives: Training

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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Education’s Financial Benefit

It seems to me…. “It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.” ~ James E. Rogers[1]. Today, in 2016, a college degree is equivalent to what a high … Continue reading

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The Future of U.S. Technological Competitiveness

It seems to me… “We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.”  ~ Carl Sagan. It is difficult to determine which country is best in basic science.  As of now, the U.S. publishes … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, College, Deficit, Deficit, Development, Economic, Education, Franuhofer Society, Funding, Germany, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation, NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, National Science Foundation, Obama, Recovery, Space Exploration Technology, Support, Technology, Training, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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Economic Recovery

It seems to me… The reality is that our economy has recovered to prerecession levels.  The continuing problem – and part of the new reality – is employment prospects have changed forever.  Politicians are being dishonest in their refusal to publicly … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Congress, Development, Education, Innovation, Jobs, Learning, Opportunity, Politics, Problems, Recession, Research, Retraining, Science, Spending, Taxes, Technology, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enhancing Higher Education

It seems to me… It certainly isn’t any secret that our nation’s educational system is in trouble. The three-yearly OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, basically an affordability study which can be … Continue reading

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Budget Recommendations

It seems to me… I do not understand those hapless defenders of the status quo romanticizing a time in our past that never was.  Let’s imagine a future that might be – and then commit to whatever is necessary to … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Competition, Congress, Defense, Deficit, Economy, Education, Employment, Exploration, Future, Healthcare, Legislative Process, Medicaid, Medicare, Military, Recession, Research, Retirement, Retraining, Science, Security, Social Security, Solutions, Space, Taxes, Technology, Trade, Training, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments