Prairie Festival Draws Crowds to Land Institute in Kansas – NYTimes.com

“It seems to me that it’s a bad move to get into a contest between optimism and pessimism,” he said of the current political tug-of-war over agriculture and the environment. “The steadying requirement is for hope.”

And the last hope, he said, is this: “That no matter how bad things get, a person of good will and some ability can always do something to make it a little better.”

via Prairie Festival Draws Crowds to Land Institute in Kansas – NYTimes.com.

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Do Regulations Really Hurt the Economy and Jobs?

“The two plants tell a complex story of what happens when regulations written in Washington ripple through the real economy. Some jobs are lost. Others are created. In the end, say economists who have studied this question, the overall impact on employment is minimal.”   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/does-government-regulation-really-kill-jobs-economists-say-overall-effect-minimal/2011/10/19/gIQALRF5IN_story.html

I simply cannot let this article go by without sending it out of my hide.  I am the Tortoise and I have a very special interest in where I live, breathe and crawl about.  At the same time I don’t want jobs to disappear for folks who care about me. Good reading at the above link for an objective view — well, I think so.

Steadfast and cautious,

D. “Tortoise” Taylor

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