Kipling would be surprised by good signs emerging from the Korean peninsula. Seeing such a backtrack from ideas of confrontation and braggadocio may mean that, perhaps, policies of sunshine can win out after all. That has precedence, and things look favorably towards that approach as big players get on board.
Unfortunately, there’s also a history of such agreements breaking down.
Worst case scenario, let’s make sure no tertius gaudens occurs:
“What happens after we close the racial achievement gap? Would it imply that a bigotry against those not blessed with strong academic potential would be justified? That’s what “meritocracy” argues, and I believe it’s a moral error. I believe that this tendency, called the hereditarian left by some, will only grow in a world where the logic of meritocracy has brought us spiraling inequality, the division of our country into essentially two different societies with profoundly different qualities of life.”
So agree and disagree at the same time. Hegel would be pleased.
How do we justly divvy up the resources we have in the world? Continue reading “All the Standards Fit to Test”
According to the commander-in-chief: “as long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve.” Is this encouraging? Or megalomania?
Criticism notwithstanding, behaviorism can be interpreted to supply a cautious optimism about changing one’s current state of affairs. But optimistic outlooks can be fickle.
There is trouble getting healthcare in America. 28 million lack coverage for healthcare and current pending legislation, that seems likely to pass (probably after some modifications) plans to add another 24 million to that. If you recognize this as a problem, the next step is to find a solution. Continue reading “Welcome to the Medical Machine”
It’s official. Continue reading “Epilogue to Obama”