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October 3, 2011

"Progress is neither automatic nor mechanistic; it is rare. "

We need high-paying jobs to avoid thinking about how to compete with China and India for low-paying jobs.
We need rapid growth to meet the wishful expectations of our retirement plans and our runaway welfare states. We need science and technology to dig us out of our deep economic and financial hole, even though most of us cannot separate science from superstition or technology from magic. In our hearts and minds, we know that desperate optimism will not save us. Progress is neither automatic nor mechanistic; it is rare. -- Peter Thiel The End of the Future

Posted by Vanderleun at October 3, 2011 11:09 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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