Friday, September 19, 2008

An image of time to think about at I turn a quarter of a century old

I turn 25 tomorrow.
A quarter of a century! Dostoevsky was a celebrated novelist by 24. Alexander the Great "liberated" Egypt by age 24. Einstein was working on gravitational theory while being a full professor.
Well, hopefully that's the end of my "quarter life crisis," rant. Really not much of a crisis, just a wistful contemplation.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Obama's economic plan

I know some people like to claim all Obama does is "talk about change" and that he doesn't have any plans or ideas how to enact change, but that simply isn't true. First off actually read his plans (not just the economic ones I've linked to above) and also if you have time read his book, "The Audacity of Hope." I did this summer and have to say it was really good, especially his chapter on the Constitution, which makes sense as he did the whole teaching constitutional law thing before he became a Senator. In his book he outlines not so much specific policies, though he does get into that some, but the background and philosophy by which he comes to policy positions. His methods are thoughtful and fairly moderate, the thrust of the book is finding common ground amongst all Americans and expanding those places of commonality in such a way that policies can be achieved.