I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell, They swung the beams and the side walls fell. I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled, The kind you’d hire were you to build?” He laughed and said, “Why, no indeed! Just […]

Infinite Plasticity

“Only here, in America, were the common folk of the Old World given a chance to show what they could do on their own, without a master to push and order them about. History contrived an earth-shaking joke when it lifted by the nape of the neck lowly peasants, shopkeepers, laborers, paupers, jailbirds, and drunks from the […]

Compassion and Inequality

Recently Megan McArdle, a Bloomberg View columnist, published an article titled: “How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive.” I tend to see what’s broken, more than what’s going right, so I found this a hopeful read. There really are ways to we can help with poverty, right where we are. Here a few parts of this article […]

Hope Never Dies

For all of us, it is exceptional for us look outside ourselves and care about others, their needs, challenges and objectives more than our own. This is a poignant reminder that it is possible.