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Tether the Market Beast and Restore Civic Virtue

(Editorial) Throughout the 2000s, there was a commonly recurring theme in media outlets about the “greatest” generation. Widely popularized by journalist Tom Brokaw’s book of the same name, the focus was on how this generation surmounted grave challenges in its formative years – during both the Great Depression of the 1930s and WWII, and went … Continue reading

A Timely Message from a Bygone Era

(Editorial) The spirit that informs the State of the Union address (see excerpt below) by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 is very different from the political ideology dominant today – it is probably safe to say that a majority of listeners to the address by President Roosevelt in 1944 would understand our predicament as … Continue reading