For those of you not familiar with the game of Chicken, it is a very dangerous game where drivers in two different cars drive straight at each other, and the one who swerves off the road first, loses. Sometimes two very brave but stupid young people die, thanks to both refusing to give in and swerve off the road to destruction.
Tragedy happens when two forces go bearing down on each other. This seems what we have going on with our government to some extent. Though both sides knows that every day that the fiscal cliff hangs in limbo, and our economy hurts because of it. We need cooperation and we need it now. Read more
We live under the false notion in the United States that if we just assert ourselves into the situation we can control the out come. This notion isn't new, we can look at Egypt as a classic case of national overconfidence. Between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, the new kingdom of Egypt, also referred to as the Egyptian Empire is the peak of Egyptian power. While the fall of Egypt was gradual compared to other nations, we all know by 1882 the British occupation began and didn't end until 1953. Like other powerful nations before Egypt, Egypt tried to do too much with limited power, even though at a time they were the most powerful nation in the world Read more