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The wisdom behind our actions escapes me
At some point in life I think we choose careers based upon who we choose as heros. Thank God people like Einstein, Vernor Von Braun and Thomas Mann were allowed to stay and become heros for a generation who found sufficient value in the rewards offered from intellectual pursuits. The wisdom of perhaps more accurately the lack of it in pushing business degrees in American society while dismissing the importance of scientific careers is so interlinked with our economic decline and the rise of China belies the poor choices we are making. Today we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the iPhone. On July 1, China will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong. Its completely appropriate that the two events so closely coincide and its worth noting how these two events echo the choices our two cultures make. An over populated China has eagerly absorbed the people of Hong Kong because it recognizes the value they offer. Hong Kong's free enterprise system and economic success is the engine driving China's growth and the leaders of China are pumping the entire resources of their government into supporting the culture they have absorbed. We on the other hand reward a culture devoted to moving money while shedding good minds as if they were a drain on our economy because a few people with a lot of money and too much influence over our government see the future for their wealth in China. For them there is no value in supporting intellectual resources in America when the money has been moved to China. While most of us might desire a more diverse and gifted cultural community the economics may not support it. How do we convince our government to change its ways?
Posted by ddcmall