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Eating Our Seed Corn

It seems to me…. “To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human … Continue reading

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Our Education System Is Failing

It seems to me…. “We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.” ~ Campbell Brown[1]. Anyone realistically evaluating the U.S. educational system would … Continue reading

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National Extremism

It seems to me…. “A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.” ~ Benazir Bhutto[1]. The pendulum of extremism – economic, political, sensuality, artistic… – has always oscillated with metronomic regularity … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Critical Care

It seems to me…. “Productivity depends on many factors, including our workforce’s knowledge and skills and the quantity and quality of the capital, technology, and infrastructure that they have to work with.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. The World Bank in 2017 … Continue reading

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Divergent Views of National Institutions

It seems to me…. “The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.” ~ Paddy Ashdown[1]. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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False Economy

It seems to me…. “As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.´ ~ Caroline Kennedy. There are many examples of governments and corporations enacting budget reduction measures intended to reduce expenditures … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

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