Have any of you read Riane Eisler's books about caring economics, rather than those that support war, prisons, sports, etc? I heard her speak today, and she was fascinating. I sure intend to read her books.
The audience members brought up some great examples of our current economic priorities. We were in Minneapolis, and they are about to spend $1 billion on a football stadium. Really??? They also brought up how quickly the NFL referee strike was quickly settled when the poor GB Packers lost a game because of a "bad call." Yet, the Chicago teachers' strike went on and on. And we are still arguing about health care for our children and elderly. But never mind; the Packers will be able to have more seasoned officials at their games. That's what counts.
Originally posted by Kalleh: It reminds me of my experience in health care. No wonder there are a lot of errors. Errors mean more money because the patient needs to be further treated. When will we ever figure that out?
I don't know whose phrase is was (it must be American because of the word choice) but I always remember this:
"Why is it there is never time to do it properly but there's always time to do it over?"
(UK English speakers would say "...do it again...")
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