I realize that this is just frustration taking over, but the Minnesota Historical Society announced budget cuts and layoffs today. It caused me to think:
Many years ago Jesse Jackson was running for President during a time when the economy was bad. I think it was 1980. Anyway, during the debates Jackson suggested that if the government stopped making so many bombs and devoted the money to items people actually use, the economy might improve.
I still wonder: if we make fewer bombs and manufacture more televisions, cars, tractors, refrigerators, or other household items, would the economy improve? Maybe we should try.