Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Monday, September 27, 2010

9-11 didn't cause US decline:

Was 9/15 a greater game changer than 9/11? Many believe that the collapse of the World Trade Towers on 9-11, 2001 changed the world. Looking at the numbers after the collapse of Lehman Brothers on 9-15, 2008 suggests it was. After 9-11 the US global political and economic dominance re-surged. The financial crisis sparked by Lehman’s insolvency however, forced our nation to acknowledge our limits. The rising economies of China and other rival nations while the US economy is drained by an endless war against an extremist group who’s only real hope is to break us economically and divide us politically is progressing faster than they had ever dreamed of. 9-11 and a small number of extremists the world over didn’t cost us our future. Our reliance on a greed inspired unregulated economic system and waging an endless war against a tactic did.

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