Work for Peace
“But can anyone seriously question that we are imposing an ever-increasing and unfair burden [indebtedness] on the children who might be ill-equipped to bear the cost?
Well, yes. There is a good, simple reason for taking a more selfish view of the cost our present debt imposes on future Americans: All else being equal, those future Americans will be leading better, easier, richer lives. So just as there are good arguments for imposing costs on the present-day rich for the benefit of the present-day poor, there are good arguments for imposing costs on America’s wealthy future for the sake of its relatively impoverished present.”
What this shows me is that we need a good set of posts on economics, and Michael Kruse will be doing just that on the Jesus Creed Blog.
2. The temperature of hell and global warming — Warning: satire. (HT: SW)
3. Pope Benedict and Teddy Kennedy.
4. Wow, this is quite the story about correlation of tax laws and senior deaths. (HT: MV via Twitter)
5. AT&T, iPhone, and the coming changes.
6. An interesting trend: “Yet Hoene says cities must use the crisis as a way to rethink how city
services are provided, which includes privatization, partnerships
between the public and private sectors, and more involvement with
nonprofits and citizens.”
7. As always, Garrison Keillor gets to the vacuous center of the issue: a pet care option attached to the health care reform proposals.
8. Kristof: “The truth is that government, for all its flaws, manages to do some things right, so that today few people doubt the wisdom of public police or firefighters. And the government has a particularly good record in medical care.”
9. George Will: “If there is a worse use of the U.S. military than “nation-building,” it is adult supervision and behavior modification of other peoples’ politicians.”