End the Abortion Debate

For years I’ve said that we are wasting our time arguing about abortion.  If we put half of those efforts into preventing unwanted pregnancies, the issue would just go away.  I’ve never found anybody willing to lay the issue aside and agree that both sides would like to see an end to unwanted pregnancies.  An end to unwanted pregnancies would mean that nobody would be looking for an abortion, so there would be no issue.  Today Hillary Clinton was quoted in the New York Times, saying, "The fact is that the best way to reduce the number of abortions is to
reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place."  Yeah!!

The article reads more like a dissection of Hillary’s political ambitions than a how this might change the abortion debate in our nation, but if you’re interested, it’s here:  The New York Times > New York Region > Clinton Seeking Shared Ground Over Abortion.

Enron Book

Smartest Guys in the Room was an excellent book about what happened at Enron.  The management team is so well described, you feel like the authors must  personally know them.  I feel like if I ran into them, I would know what they were like, what motivated them and how they would respond to people.  The authors did an excellent job of explaining how things got so bad while still leaving you with the sense of shock that a company could get so bad.

For example, they explain logically how the reward and accounting structure was created, yet they still leave you with the full impact of how illogical it was.  Enron booked all the profit from a deal the day the deal was made.  Before they had actually made any money!  And bonuses were paid according to the deals you made, not to the deals that came through.  Nobody was rewarded for actually fullfilling a contract!
A shocking book that gives real insight into the major players at Enron.