Jim Rose said:
It is often forgotten that the Minister for International trade and industry in the late 1960s up until 1971 was Tanaka – the most corrupt man in postwar Japanese politics.
He had previously been Minister for Public Works, but to generate the necessary bribe income to pay an entire generation of Japanese politicians to step aside to allow him to become Prime Minister in the early 1970s at a young age, he thought the Ministry of International trade and industry was a better position to garner influence and donations.
My professors in Japan worked in the Ministry of International trade and industry and the Ministry of Finance in the 1970s and 1960s. None of them seemed to carry over their picking winners skills into their private portfolios when they retired.
Interested to see how not only did Hamilton gain a vote, but also how Jefferson lost one.
Dave Megan said:
Merging of companies is always better when they have a better goal. It will give better service for the public.
Ed Rector said:
The 'quickened pace of production' of the early Reagan years was directly attributable to RR's massive deficit spending.
The national debt almost tripled under the watch of St. Ronnie. BO will have to work overtime to even approach this record of accomplishment.
The last two paragraphs comport perfectly with what Paul Tough describes in a book you posted on a few months ago, "How Children Succeed." Tough advocates that a stable, loving relationship between kids and their parents, especially in the first few years of life, produces self-assured and less anxious adults due to brain formation or chemical reactions that take place in a baby's brain (simplified summary).
As always, appreciate the posts, especially the Paul Tough book.
Rev. Pfloyd said:
Hans' "The Best Stats You've Ever Seen" Ted Talk is my favorite Ted Talk ever, which is a pretty big statement when you share company with talks like Sir Ken Robinson's education talk and Steven Pinker's Human Nature and the Blank Slate" talk.
Rev. Pfloyd said:
Voting with your feet. And of course now people are fleeing France to move across the water to England for the same reason.
It's truly a global world; soaking the rich really isn't an option anymore.
The media tends to be a willing participant in fanning the flames of racism. Check CNN or the Drudge Report. Every day there is at least one racially charged story. Every day. It has become a tool for news outlets to get clicks but ultimately is a disservice to pretty much everyone.