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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Depressed yet?

Just in case you weren't depressed already, linked is a summary of Pete Peterson's Running on Empty. 

Peterson is a former investment banker, former Secretary of Commerce, and former Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1992 he founded the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan group that advocates for the reduction of the federal deficit.

If nothing else, read the synopsis of Chapter 10, his "Letter to the Rising Generation": Your parents' generation did the best they could and if they made some mistakes, it was with the best of intentions. Do not judge them too harshly.


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