October 29, 2009
My former boss is just back from a couple of months in Europe. He reports that in the half-dozen countries he visited, people take lunch hours, and go home at dinner time. He said that they work to live.
Question: Why do we have so little time for ourselves and our families in the USA?
Our country has become polarized. No matter who is in power, the other party wants to see them fail.
Question: Why can't we find a way to work together toward shared goals?
Healthcare is on everyone's mind. After years of trying to come up with a reform plan, we have not yet succeeded.
Why can't we do as well as the majority of the other industrialized nations that insure everyone, spend less on healthcare and have better outcomes than we do?
The loss of homes and jobs from Hurricane Katrina happened more than four years ago, and many thousand are still displaced.
Why can we put men on the moon, yet are unable to get people back into their homes and jobs?
According to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, CEO's on average take home 821 times as much as a person working for minimum wage.
Question: What's wrong with this picture?
Why do I have so many questions?