I’ve long thought that the biggest single problem in the world is the failure of “moral imagination”—the inability or unwillingness of people to see things from the perspective of people in circumstances different from their own. Especially incendiary is the failure to extend moral imagination across national, religious, or ethnic borders.
If a lack of moral imagination is indeed the core problem with America’s foreign policy, and Ron Paul is unique among presidential candidates in trying to fight it, I think you have to say he’s doing something great, notwithstanding the many non-great and opposite-of-great things about him (and notwithstanding the fact that he has in the past failed to extend moral imagination across all possible borders).”
Whether or not you support Ron Paul, this is a really sharp observation and something we all should be doing more of.
The problem is that she really was doing her job as it is defined by Obama and Congress. #occupycopyright
Via the NYT.
Change we can
believe inlaugh at really hard.
Whatever your political affiliation, it’s hard to argue that the current administration’s economic policies have had a long-term positive impact (setting aside any short term gains from inflating the economy with government cash).
Tort reform is something almost everyone, anywhere on the political spectrum, should be able to get behind. The costs, at this point, far outweigh whatever theoretical benefits the current tort system imposes in terms of loss prevention, across all kinds of tort cases (medical/legal malpractice, product liability, patent infringement, etc).