In today’s conversation, we use my post “Pandemic: The Winds of Change” as a conversation starter on who’s making money during this time (and prior) as well as who is NOT…and hasn’t been for a LONG time.
Listen in as we discuss:
The importance of NOT “panicking”….. the stock market
How a pandemic is fruitful for a select few
Crazy logic when it comes to holding Trump accountable
The fact that most of us are “fans” on the sidelines
Reaganomics and how it stunted our growth
Benefits for American workers vs. workers in other countries
In the audio, I meant to say that you must be laid off and actively seeking a job… not fired
Our refusal to be guinea pigs for a fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine
The Scientific Method/Listening to Scientists
Normal + Coronavirus = ?
Tune back in next Wednesday for Part 3
References from the audio
In this video, an American expat shares her experiences moving from the U.S. to Europe (including key differences):Life in Sweden/ Germany
Excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech:
In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s Capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
If you are interested, you may read the full speech transcript here.
Observe as I switch my focus from the words of a King to a topic that appears to be totally different.
I’ll begin “the switch” by asking…
Isn’t it funny how the lyrics of a song can mean one thing in one context, and another thing in a different context?
That very fact inspired Ron to post two throwback jams from one of the most prolific songwriting duos of all time, Valarie Simpson and her late husband Nickolas Ashford.