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GDP And Productivity

It seems to me…. “The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP.” ~ Simon Kuznets[1]. U.S. economic recovery following the 2008 economic crisis, though better than in many … Continue reading

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Scientific Advancement

It seems to me…. “Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations.” ~ Frederick Sanger[1]. Over the past century humankind has reined in famine, plague, and war[2] transforming them from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature … Continue reading

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The Economics of Space Exploration

It seems to me…. “I see all this talk about jobs going overseas as a symptom of the absence of innovation. And the absence of innovation is a symptom of there being no major national priority to advance a frontier.” … 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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