A nation is only as successful as its ability to educate its population and bootstrap its less fortunate children. Interestingly, it has taken a Republican, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, to reform the public education system successfully and achieved impressive results. Both countries (U.S. then Canada) spend more than any others on education, as a… Read More
Coverage of the slaughter by a disturbed and violent Navy contractor took a bizarre twist this week. The point is that it doesn’t matter who hired him, and who should not have hired him: This fellow was a human time bomb who remained undiagnosed and untreated for years. If he hadn’t been hired by a… Read More
Congratulations on your achievement. But I’m sure some of you are anxious about your futures or the future of the world for that matter. And there is a great deal of news noise. I know I write some of it. You grew up during 9/11, the 2008 financial meltdown, the Great Recession, headlines about youth… Read More
Any economy, culture or enterprise that denies females equal education and opportunities taps only half of its collective IQ. This is a truism, but is ignored by too many regimes, religions and organizations of all kinds. The economic importance of gender meritocracy was explained to me 20 years ago in an interview with Mexico’s President… Read More
Canada is finally moving toward a smart, two-step immigration policy, like Australia and others have, that will recruit talent through a targeting policy of foreign student education.