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Globlalization, Jobs, Stem-cell Research(Solution)

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Submitted by DJ (United States), Sep 29, 2006 at 07:07

America is forgetting their strengths and getting into a spiral of negativism.

They are forgetting they still are technologically the tops. It was their philosophy of capitalism which brought them to make the phenomenal breakthrough of pushing The Envelop, to allow technology to grow to its full potential.

It is sad to see them now losing that go-getter and fighter abilities.

I see their biggest set back as holding up stem-cell research. Which I believe is something that has the greatest potential of improving human lives and giving value to the living. America through its acceptance of technological challenges has been instrumental in giving dignity to human life.

Now by stopping to accept this stem-cell research challenge they are gearing up to become losers by picking up wrong battles of globalization.

They should continue to do what they are good at that is to look ahead and help the world discover itself and understand itself better.

They should see the challenge which stem-cell research is providing and be the visionary they are so much capable of being.

Once they identify the right battle they will be more than happy to see that the world is actually becoming what they were hoping for all along (at least in the technological sense). They will be more than happy to let go of the current jobs as they would have found better utility of their time, and resources and continue to be a natural global leader than a sore loser which they are in danger of soon becoming a victim of in this new form of competitiveness.

If they see themselves again in this light they will see some of logic in Tom Friedman's philosophy, which is actually the philosophy of America only that it has somehow, somewhere forgotten it and Tom is simply trying to remind them and reawaken them to it and bring it back in touch with its glory days and greatness.

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