Monday, March 14, 2011

We Are Thinking of You, Japan

Craftsman (職人)Image by subtle_3106 via Flickr
Have you ever made something good in the hopes that it might make a difference in some one else's life?

I was thinking of this as I drove home in my Toyota, a car that has served me well for the last decade.  I thought of the workers and the engineers who put extra effort into something so things might be a bit easier for me.

And now, in Japan's hour of need, I just wanted to say thanks to all of those people in that very great nation.  I know you will pull through and put everything back together, because that is what you have always done.

I hope that if you feel alone in your struggle that we are thinking of you and hopefully the help we send will make your recovery a little bit easier.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Why Collectivism Can't Learn

Deaf Government AreaImage by Editor B via Flickr
When individuals make mistakes, they can, if they choose, learn and improve.

But when government makes mistakes, those paying the price usually have to fight to be heard over the voices of those who have figured out how to profit from the mistake. And years may pass before any action.