Dangerous World, Serious Leaders Bombast is hollow, braggadocio is meaningless. This country needs its most stable and steady hands to guide it. nytimes.com|By Charles M. Blow

Bombast is hollow, braggadocio is meaningless. This country needs its most stable and steady hands to guide it.
nytimes.com|By Charles M. Blow
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David Lindsay
David Lindsay Thank you Charles Blow for an extraordinary essay. Not only is it spot on, it has numerous facts that are new to this reader and probably to many. I am referring especially to your focus on the statistics for the number of job seekers in the world versus the number of jobs. It is a relief that you finally mention climate change. My only improvement to your piece would be to have pointed out that others, such as Tom Friedman, have written that it was a serious drought, almost certainly exacerbated by climate change, that contributed directly to the uprising in Syria and that conflagration. I propose a new national tax on all businesses to fund a national jobs program for all Americans, especially young people, that goes up when unemployment rises, and goes down, to zero, as the real national unemployment rate reaches 4 or 5 per cent. We are at risk of losing a whole generation of workers, some of whom will become future terrorists out of pure frustration. Unfortunately, with such a program, we would have to secure our borders from all illegal immigration. It’s about our marbles.

About David Lindsay Jr

David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. Find more about it at TheTaySonRebellion.com, also known as, DavidLindsayJr.com. David Lindsay is currently writing about Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction., as well as singing and performing a "folk concert" on Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction. He can be reached at daljr37(at)gmail.com.
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