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Most of us do more than subsist. From the vantage point of our ancestors, we live lives of almost unimaginable ease. Here again, we have innovation to thank.
In an ideal world, an individual's institutional power would be correlated perfectly with his or her value add. In practice, this is seldom the case.
Over time, a successful company will acquire much in the way of resources and momentum, and these things often insulate it from reality once it has stopped being successful.
All too often, legacy management practices reflexively perpetuate the past by over weighting the views of long tenured executives, by valuing conformance more highly than creativity and by turning tired industry nostrums into sacred truths.
It's not unusual for a would be entrepreneur to get turned down half a dozen times before finding a willing investor yet in most companies, it takes only one 'nyet' to kill a project stone dead.
Over the centuries, religion has become institutionalized, and in the process encrusted with elaborate hierarchies, top heavy bureaucracies, highly specialized roles and reflexive routines.
Building human centered organizations doesn't imply a return to the paternalistic, corporate welfare practices of the 19th century. Most of us don't want to be nannied.
I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit. I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs.
I don't smoke marijuana anymore. I don't drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal.
All I suggest is to make K 12 like higher education. Higher education in the United States is the best in the world because these institutions compete with each other for your tuition dollar. Let's just bring competition to public education.
Marriage equality I think that it's a constitutionally guaranteed right. Let's end the drug wars. Let's balance the federal budget, and that means reforming the entitlements Medicaid, Medicare.
I don't want to put one innocent person to death to put 99 that are guilty to death. So philosophically I'm a tooth for tooth guy, but the reality is the death penalty as public policy is flawed.
I hope that people will see that we don't have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.
That's the first sign you know you're a Libertarian. You see the red light. You stop. You realize that there's not a car in sight. And you put your foot on the gas.
As I told the students every time I visited a campus, you are the director of your own movie, and if you aren't enjoying what you are doing, change it.
This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime.