People may start to say: Obama 8.1!
There seems to be very little that Pres. Obama can do now. He and Congress have run out of ideas. Obama's chances of re-election are fading. He is losing the debates with Romney.
Somehow Obama was able to bluff on the economy and get re-elected. And now, the stock market is dropping... Where do we go from here?
This blog, Economy Wise Up focuses on linking education and economy, or what you might call: EduConomy. The more we learn the more we can earn. More brains, more gains.
The more we learn, the more hope and optimism we have to expand the economy. But Obama has not encouraged the nation with education, or Edu-Conomy, if you will. This I believe is the catch.
Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel (for recovery) is light (the light of reasoning).
"Common sense is not so common" (Le sens commun n'est pas si commun).
We are in a fog. We have no idea how to get out of the recession.
We have a DOUBT crisis and not just a DEBT crisis.
Pres.Obama has no new ideas? He is clueless. The economic experts have no new ideas.
It is said that an expert is someone who knows more and more, about less and less (Butler). These expert economists and businessmen who advise the President may be thinking too narrowly about what we need to do.
Sitting around, waiting for recovery is not bringing recovery. We have to do something and we have to figure this out, now. Pres. Obama is in the driver's seat. He can take action and he can speak out on the economy, right now. His challengers can only talk, while he can act.
My suggestion is that the President needs to focus on recovery to the max. He has to make it job one. For example he can:
1) Ask all the American people (not just the experts) to submit ideas on recovery to their Congressional representatives.
2)Speak to the American people using words and slogans that focus on the economy. One word I like is EDU-CONOMY, linking education and economy.
3)Ask all the American people to get involved in upgrading their own skills and knowledge, constantly.
4)Ask experts in eLearning to develop more advanced computer-aided-learning materials,as soon as possible.
5)Hold more regular, open and frank news conferences focusing on the economy.
Obama wrote the book: Audacity of Hope. It was inspired by his minister, Rev.Wright, who gave a speech in 1990, The Audacity TO Hope. See text:
Read: Audacity to Hope Speech, Rev.Wright
I have been praying for a solution to our economic problems. The answer that comes to mind is to link education with the economy. I keep trying to express this idea to government people, economists, the press, etc. Few have responded, so far.
The Edu-conomy solution, I propose, comes with a price. The price is not so much money, as it is time and effort and sweat. Edison said: genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Who wants to go back to school to get another degree? Who wants to take the time to read a book of instruction? Who wants to take another exam? Who wants to admit that he is ignorant or mistaken about something which is obvious to others?
Fortunately, we now have the computer and the internet. We can learn many ideas and skills online. New devices, such as the IPad and computer-aided-instruction are being developed all the time. Thus, I have been trying to urge Obama to push the technology.
This, I believe is our source of hope for recovery. It takes time to learn and it takes humility to learn and there is no guaranteed outcome to learning, but I believe it is our hope. Better to light one candle than curse the darkness (The Christophers).
I think the President can speak with hope for the economy and he can also push the technology or TEACH-NOLOGY, right now. I think he can connect the dots between education and economy, before the November election.
As Paul Harvey used to say:
And now you know..the rest of the story.Good day.
G-d give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
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