Saturday, December 15, 2012

School Shooting

Yes, the Connecticut shooter, and other wanton shooters, undoubtedly had mental problems. But to me the real mental deficiency in our nation lies with our politicians, who don't have the mental capacity and will power to serve our country instead of the NRA.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Susan Rice.  Disappointing. Grossly unfair treatment by Republicans. But wait 4 years. Hillary will appoint her.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Michigan has joined 23 other state that have adopted right to work laws prohibiting conditioning employment on contributions to a union the equivalent of union dues.  A balance between paying a fair share for work done by the union and forcing payments to an organization not favored.
Regardless, many corporations love right to work states, which tend to have fess union activity. Lots of push back and dissent in Michigan, but my guess is that unions there will continue to do OK.

Union or no, let me reiterate my concern about jobs. They will be fewer and many will require higher skills. Globalization and technology has provided the ability to produce practically all the goods we need with substantially fewer employees.As population increases the imbalance will become more severe. There's no shortage of work, just a shortage of jobs to produce many of the goods that consumers buy. Work needed is constant improvement and maintenance of infrastructure: roads, bridges, water suppy systems, electrical grid, internet and other communication, waste systems, environmental protection, etc. as well as education, training, and health care.

But where is the will and the funding for all this?