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Education and COVID-19

It seems to me…. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  ~ Nelson Mandela[1]. Our educational system is normally under extraordinary pressure from every influence group.  Regardless of the direction motivating the criticism, … Continue reading

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Challenges Of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Economic inequality is a corrosive force that undermines economic growth, puts a brake on the fight against poverty, and sparks social unrest.” ~ Winnie Byanyima[1]. While limited societal inequality is necessary to serve as an incentive … Continue reading

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The Growing Inequality

It seems to me…. “The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health, and social mobility are all threatened.” ~ Helene D. Gayle. The economic crisis … Continue reading

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Education and Equality

It seems to me…. “I believe that if you want to fight inequality you have to do it starting at infancy.” ~ Michelle Bachelet. The primary force favoring greater equality has been the diffusion of knowledge and skills but skill … Continue reading

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Time to Reverse Directions

It seems to me… “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”  ~ John Stuart Mill, 1859. While key to the success of any … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

It seems to me… “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi. Living and learning!  Together they bring so much to life.  Contrary to what many people think, especially … Continue reading

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Britain Burning: Are We Next?

It seems to me… We recently witnessed social unrest in Great Britain.  While this appears to have come as a surprise to many throughout the world, especially here in the U.S., in hindsight it probably could have been anticipated.  Could … 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

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Opportunities Missed

It seems to me… As an undergraduate, I wrote for (and was assistant editor) my college newspaper. The faculty advisor told me it was not usual to take about 100 photographs in order to get one worth printing. It was … Continue reading

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Education and Employment

It seems to me… How many ways can it possibly need to be said before it starts to sink in? The economic stimulus was less successful than hoped because it addressed the wrong issues. Our political and economic leadership doesn’t … Continue reading

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