Monday, May 05, 2008

Telling It As It Is...

This weeks column in the New York Times by Thomas Friedman is very
thought provoking... He says, "My own totally unscientific polling has
left me feeling that if there is one overwhelming hunger in our
country today it's this: People want to do nation-building. They
really do. But they want to do nation-building in America."

In the midst of the election battleground that we have today, more and
more citizens are starting to think, issues and resolution. the
problems facing this "super power" are so many, and so widespread that
there is not much time for thinking, it's atime for action. Action
that is already happening in the rest of the world.

Friedman says, "We are not as powerful as we used to be because over
the past three decades, the Asian values of our parents' generation —
work hard, study, save, invest, live within your means — have given
way to subprime values: "You can have the American dream — a house —
with no money down and no payments for two years."

Read the full essay at --

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