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Solar Power Development

It seems to me…. “Solar power is going to be absolutely essential to meeting growing energy demands while staving off climate change.” ~ Ramez Naam[1]. The U.S., as well as much of the entire world, is undergoing a sustainable-energy revolution … Continue reading

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Employment and Globalization

It seems to me…. “Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad, and some unintended. It is the new reality.” ~ John B. Larson[1]. While local loss of jobs is frequently … Continue reading

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The Refugee/Immigration Dilemma

It seems to me…. “But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn’t really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.” ~ Samuel P. Huntington[1]. Politicians frequently intentionally fail … Continue reading

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2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

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Sun Power

It seems to me…. “All energy is ultimately derived for the sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy.” ~ Peter Rive[1]. A growing number of countries are setting … 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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The Inevitability of General AI

It seems to me…. “We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” ~ Vernor Vinge[1]. I have frequently stated my belief that development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable; that humans … Continue reading

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