A PhD in Economics. Author of National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation.
The Missing Pages Of American History Part IV
Throughout our brief history, the United States government has either subconsciously or not perpetuated a level of imbalances within our society. The consequences are profound. The inequality, the racial divides, and the level of corruption that has seeped into the very framework of our Democratic process have all succeeded in rendering our society almost incapable of bridging the enormous gaps of inequality in our nation today. In fact, any attempt to rectify the crisis we face has always created yet another crisis.
This being an Olympic year so many really don't know the full extent of what goes into making an Olympic athlete. The physical and mental progression from one level to another as well as the financial expenditures to complete the journey from a youthful hopeful up the ranks until they are recognized as an elite caliber athlete is a life long pursuit. For too many the journey ends way to early. For others the financial strain is too great to overcome. Then there are still others whose physical attributes makes it impossible to reach the pinnacle of athletic success.
Enhancing The Human Experience
Back in college there was an old Professor that stood tall in lecture halls. A billowing booming voice that could wake even the sleepiest of us sitting in those God forsaken wooden chairs back when Universities were so barren of all the technologies and convinces of today. I remember as though it was yesterday. Professor Franklin we'd all called him. White shirt, bow tie, elbow patched brown sport coat, and always those gray trousers. Unmistakable were those trademarks. Everyone recognized Professor Franklin.
It was Dr. Martin Luther King who chased a dream. Some 60+ years latter his dream is still being chased by too many the world over. To dream the impossible dream. It seems that is all we are capable of doing. The unfulfilled dreams of man where peace, harmony, and compassion should have been realized by now are the ever elusive dreams of so many. The world is fill with unfulfilled dreams.
Human Nature Of Today's World
The state of perpetual inequality that exists today has incensed millions of Americans. The harsh realities of life have been completely oblivious to a government and certain individuals that could make a difference but don't. To many of these individuals have been existing for the sole purpose of self glorification and self preservation.
The Point Of No Return?
While the world still is being ravaged by the Covid-19 virus and all it's mutations somehow one can not help think that maybe this pandemic was no accident. The three largest Pharmaceutical corporations have already reaped billions of dollars of profits on the swift development of vaccines. But what is so discerning is the very slow and ignored response on developing antidotes for people already infected.
Global Economic Shift
In the next decade the emerging energy sources that will power the third industrial revolution will transform the global economy. In doing so they will greatly reduce the carbon emissions that are having disastrous consequences to every economy around the world. The transformation from diesel and gas to all electric automobiles has already taken a giant step toward revolutionizing transportation across the globe.
With the prospect of drought conditions as severe as the dust bowls of the 1930's this summer and with the current water troubles in Flint Michigan, Tampa, Florida and so many other areas in the United States it is imperative that the Biden Administration's infrastructure plan's first priority is clean fresh water transfer systems to fill aquifers that have been depleted especially in the Mid-West . This, so that in the event that there is severe drought conditions the effects would be greatly reduced. It is these water transfer systems much like the oil pipeline in Alaska that would ensure enough clean fresh water from areas that receive enough rainfall or snow runoff be available to drought affected regions across the United States. If we can build transfer systems for oil we sure as hell can do it for fresh clean water.