THE CONSTANT FLOW
It provokes an endless fascination and probably always has. It reminds us of power
and puts us in the context of forces larger than us. It reminds me of something
Paul Krugman wrote recently. Economic forces are playing out that are larger than
the United States. Others make similar notes. We matter less.
Are this nation's best days behind us? How can a nation be a super power and
be a laggard in employment, the intellectual simulation and growth of our youth, creative
expression and economic security? They are incompatible.
National Security and the well being of citizens are kindred. Leadership
demands the proof of capability. Creative entrepreneurs, the bright bulbs in the
information, computing and personal communication sectors as well as those in
intelligent transportation and energy, food and resource sciences offer the potential for a leadership the US could and should demonstrate.
Banking, finance and procurement have put us up against forces they unleashed and
are incapable of controlling. The constancy of the surf works against even the
rock. And new ideas are a kind of wave. The kind with power.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT
In case you missed this, from the Shanghai Expo. Over the top indeed, but a fascinating