Why It's Important to Reward Stupid People
David Brooks, in his column, "Money for Idiots," writes today in the New York Times that although our economic system—and life in general?—is supposed to be based on the idea that one should be forced to live within the constructs of one's decisions, things haven't exactly worked out that way.
“We’ve made a hash of all that,” he writes. Bailouts now reward careless bankers, univentive automakers, and even those who bought homes they couldn’t afford. And the worst part, laments Brooks, is that it's exactly what we have to do to save the economy!
Brooks concludes that an economic landscape is a lot like a marriage. It's not about blame. It's about compromise. "We all know people who have been laid off through no fault of their own," he writes. "The responsible have been punished along with the profligate." In these situations, the government has no choice but to "stabilize people who have been idiots."
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.
- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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