Friday, July 06, 2012

Parallels in Afghanistan

Here’s another story I listened to on NPR today.

Lessons For Afghanistan War From 'Little America’

"We see this today with the U.S. military, U.S. aid agencies, the international aid community hiring the few Afghans who possess language skills, who possess technical skills so then we look at the Afghan government ministries and say: Why can't they do a better job? Well, they don't have the people to do it. Where are those people? Oh, they're getting paid 10 times as much working for the U.N. or working for USAID."

How can we not recognize this problem in our own country?

U. S. Congressman -- $174,000 per year

Average U.S. CEO -- $9,600,000 per year

That’s over three times as much to be a CEO -- PLUS 9 MILLION DOLLARS (for the numerically challenged.)

Getting the Flick?

Don Brown
July 6, 2012

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