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Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Coalition to cut $2 billion a year from university research | The Saturday Paper

Over in Australia they are getting ready to cut back on the feedstock of the economy. According to Nobel Prize winning economist and former world bank president Joseph Stiglitz, historical evidence shows that basic research underpins wealth creation.  A reduction in research funding is the wrong direction for an economic recovery.

In other words, you shouldn't eat your seed corn.

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

The problem with philanthropy

The billionaire's are not friends of the people. No one get's that rich without exploiting other people. It really is that simple. Those with the capacity to exploit others at such a scale have demonstrated their focus is on themselves. They should not be looked up to, nor allowed to lead.

Rob Elshire

Lawyers say they can't find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration

This is as sad as it was predictable. Truly horrible people have been running the US. Those who continue to vote for them are not any better, really.

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Indiana coronavirus: Indiana will stay at Stage 5 of reopening

Evidence free decision making continues to be the standard operating procedure in the Indiana Statehouse.

Of note in this article is this very interesting choice of phrasing:

Holcomb said the current problem driving an increase in positivity is less about larger gatherings than it is in the behavior of individuals. 

“It’s our behavior, our actions that need to be addressed," he said. "The shutting down approach is missing the point.”

Positivity on the rise sounds like something we should be happy about, right? Not in this case. Not only that, according to the Governor, the problem here is not poor leadership by the government, but rather people making bad choices. This is the typical Republican / conservative approach, blame the victims.

We know that the two places where COVID-19 spreads the most are churches and bars. In Indiana they opened up the churches first. In this article, we see that bars can operate with no restrictions on capacity. Who made those decisions? Perhaps, it is the Governor's behavior and actions that need to be addressed?

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