Comments on: A manifesto for the Age of Democratic Innovation Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: CliffWebb Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:39:50 +0000 I always like how Vijay is able to communicate his thoughts in to writing. The fact that I tend to agree with him all the time may add to that.
The bailouts though spent more towards subsidizing failed state and local government policies; such as providing unnecessary jobs to family members of politicians, than favored technologies. I think hind sight being 20/20, government leaders would have had more time to analyze what bailing out GM would cost over the long haul. They now have two examples of their actions, GM and inactions, Ford.
GM will never pay back the money provided to them while Ford went through the process of reorganizing to survive.
GM was forced by the government to go to market with a piece of junk like the Volt while Ford never had such a restriction.
And Vijay, don’t fall prey to the lefts usurping of immigration control. NO ONE is suggesting “Closing” the door to immigration. IT IS ILLEGAL immigration people are sick and tired of. I only became aware of the issue back in the 1990’s from my friends who have immigrated to this country legally. They are more upset about todays situation than I am. They are aggravated that they went through the process and waited 10 years to become a citizen and others are permitted to waltz in here and then many go on the dole. They want them rounded up and sent back. I would just like them to control how many come in. The ones that have been here, as long as they are obeying the law, should be allowed to stay, but that is it.

By: PseudoTurtle Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:11:23 +0000 Are you serious?

The only thing that is abundantly clear from your article is that you haven’t a clue as to what you are talking about.

By: OneOfTheSheep Fri, 23 Mar 2012 03:23:50 +0000 [The principle of] “knowledge-supporting infrastructure,” …argues against massive cuts in education and infrastructure…”. No, it should argue, instead, that America get rid of it’s navel-gazing union-education complex that sucks up financial resources like a black hole and rebuild it’s educational system from the ground up in a manner that will have defined and measurable goals and incentives for “success”.

It must become a true meritocracy both productive and efficient, attributes no one would suggest our present “system” has or will ever have in it’s present hideously expensive and fundamentally unaccountable form.

All immigration is NOT good. Countries ABSOLUTELY MUST close the doors to anyone and everyone from everywhere, most of whom are an undesired and unsupportable permanent financial burden.

That is an issue entirely separate from rolling out the welcome mat for “brain circulation” of those with proven skills or talent to improve and supplement “home grown” skills and talent. One size does NOT “fit all” circumstance.

It would be far better for cash-strapped governments to cut spending on entitlement programs than to slash vital investment in the enablers of long-term economic growth.