What made America great?

Posted On Dec 30 2017 by

Many people will say it is the market economy, or the way the economy operates here (free market economy). Business is everything in the US, and everything is business. Almost every service is provided by “for profit” companies, and many people would want to privatize the others as well. Privatize everything, and reduce the size of the goverment as much as possible. It is the American way, isnt’ it? At least this is what many Americans think. Less taxes, smaller goverment, less regulations, etc. They would prefer no goverment at all, if it was an option. I wonder if they …


Healthcare: Service or Business?

Posted On Dec 30 2017 by

Why do you think the healthcare system in this country is a mess? I think it is because it is not a “service”, but it is a “business” in this country. And it is not only my opinion. Many experts who voice opinion about the healthcare system have similar views. Many of you admire the health care systems of other nations, and wonder why they work but ours don’t. I will tell you why. It is because those countries you admire treat healthcare as a public service, such as building roads and bridges. But in the US, we treat it …


America has become a hateful country

Posted On Dec 30 2017 by

This country is so hateful. Towards muslims, mexicans, or foreigners in general. I am a foreign born US citizen, and I have been in this country since 1996. My impression of the country was a lot different back then. But I didn’t come here with an intention to stay. I was here as a graduate student. One of the many graduate students who come here every year to study in the US universities. More than 50% of all PhD students in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in the US are foreign students. Many return to their countries after …


New Wave of Fascism

Posted On Nov 16 2016 by

Fascism is on the rise in the world again. Many totalitarian regimes and dictators in the world, Brexit, the anti-immigrant views in Europe and the rise of Christian right, the election of Donald Trump in the US, etc. They all show signs of another fascist wave in the world, similar to the one observed about a hundred years ago. People don’t learn from history, and I think humanity is repeating the first half of the 20th century. The fascism was rising in the world about a 100 years ago, in the 20th century, and now we are living the 21st …


Implications of Trump’s Election Victory

Posted On Nov 11 2016 by

I have experienced many disappointments after elections over the years, and I thought I finally learned not to underestimate people’s stupidity when it comes to political decisions, and that was why I thought Obama couldn’t win in 2008, or especially in 2012. I thought most voters weren’t smart enough to appreciate a guy like him to vote for him. I was proven wrong, and I was very surprised by his victory, especially in 2012. So, I guess his victories made me forget what I had learned about the voter behavior, and for some reason, I naively thought that Clinton would …