I haven’t written much lately because I am truly gob-smacked. Where to start… We have a billionaire with the world’s worst comb-over, borrowed from Bozo the Clown, saying he might run for president; his leadership qualifications being that he can use his money to bully people into doing what he wants. Meanwhile, he’s making headlines […]
Shouldn’t there be some sort of restrictions on giving tax breaks and subsidies, something that couples the benefit with a requirement that there be a guarantee that the company will not move jobs away from the country?
I was struck by the line(from the “Song of Isaac”); “A scheme is not a vision.” I thought about the war in Iraq, the thing that side tracked us from the main purpose of our being in Afghanistan, and how we are no closer to capturing Ben Laden now that we were ten years ago. It wasn’t until later that I realized what I didn’t say (to my neighbor, the pilot) was a simple ‘Thank you for doing what our leaders say must be done.’ I plan to correct that error soon.
We are no longer a united country, but one divided along political lines.
For the global economy to work, either of two things must happen: the lowest economies must be raised to meet the base line, or the other economies must be brought down to meet the base line. There is a possibility that both things could happen at once, and maybe that is happening now.
The number of presidential findings, and their exponential growth, has allowed the executive branch to function as a sole entity, which is not good for the rest of us. As Lord Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”