Thursday, February 19, 2009

The lessons in Crisis

"A crisis is a terrible thing to waste" observed Paul Romer (as quoted by Richard Florida in "How the Crash will Reshape America".) I couldn't possibly agree more. They are anxiety provoking, messy, disorienting, and all too often overwhelming, and, at the same time, in addition to the pain (and I'd pass on pain every single time if I only had the choice,) they contain numerous possibilities. And that is my greatest hope during this current challenge that faces our country, that while we might resist the pain and loss inherent in this crisis, we will be wise enough to embrace the lessons...

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