Sunday, October 19, 2008


Friedrich von Blowhard of 2blowhards has some good questions about things undiscussed in the current presidential campaigns – trade deficits, high personal debt, disadvantageous trade relations, bad health care, overly powerful interest groups, and insufficient research and development in this country. It’s a list of complaints that should be talked about but won’t be. Read it all here. The comments in the Friedrich post have a link to a similar and interesting discussion on a UK site. We all seem to be content to sit and watch a damn good country and people be sold off and sold out for a handful of silver while we fret and obsess over relatively inconsequential matters, many of no genuine public concern. I am constantly taken aback by the venom on posts on the Vicad discussions over matters as meaningless as school names.

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