In the tug of war between the welfare state and free market capitalism, New York’s recently passed budget represents a setback for the free market. Wrapped around the promise of free college tuition for the middle class, the budget adds a new entitlement to an already overtaxed economy. Programs like free tuition, family leave and minimum wage increases all add to the cost of doing business in New York, a state that has relied on Wall Street employment to bolster job growth and tax revenue as the upstate economy flounders.
The governor seems to be unaware of the connection between his policies and a Continue reading “The Governor’s Budget vs. the Free Market”
The title of Robert Kelley’s piece in the New York Times was “Not Leadership Material? Good! The World Needs Followers.” I had to read it.
Kelley makes some excellent points about high school students feeling compelled to demonstrate that they are great leaders or risk not being accepted to their college of choice. He argues that great thinkers who are not leaders are being screened out of colleges that should embrace them. With a shortage of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians extant and projected to grow for the foreseeable future, it strikes me that we should take Kelley’s point of view seriously.
But, there was something else that occurred to me while reading the article: it’s not a Continue reading “Great thinkers who are also great leaders”