future https://www.shawnconn.com/tags/future en Economic Progress https://www.shawnconn.com/quotes/economic-progress <article role="article" class="quote teaser clearfix"><h2> <a href="https://www.shawnconn.com/quotes/economic-progress" rel="bookmark"><span>Economic Progress</span> </a> </h2> <div class="content"> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.shawnconn.com/quotes/economic-progress" rel="tag" title="Economic Progress" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Economic Progress</span></a></li></ul><div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>"That's pretty strong. I will say you've shown up what thin stuff clergymen were peddling, most of them. When I had a congregation before the war, I used to tell them that the life of their spirit in relation to God was the biggest thing in their lives, and that their part in the economy was nothing by comparison. Now, you people have engineered them out of their part in the economy, in the market place, and they're finding out - most of them - that what's left is just about zero. A good bit short of enough, anyway. My glass is empty."</p></div> </div> </article> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:37:18 +0000 Shawn Conn 113 at https://www.shawnconn.com The Adventure Begins https://www.shawnconn.com/blog/adventure-begins <article role="article" class="blog is-promoted teaser clearfix"><h2> <a href="https://www.shawnconn.com/blog/adventure-begins" rel="bookmark"><span>The Adventure Begins</span> </a> </h2> <footer><div class="author"> Submitted by <span><span>Shawn Conn</span></span> on <span>Sat, 06/06/2015 - 01:38</span> </div> </footer><div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I decided to put down some thoughts to the long-abandoned blog. Getting back to <em>Who Is...</em> was something on the agenda, but I just lost track of the time; between a career that has been sucking the life out of me, and trying to decide what to do with my life, the blog fell by the wayside, a victim of shifting priorities I suppose. </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.shawnconn.com/blog/adventure-begins" rel="tag" title="The Adventure Begins" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about The Adventure Begins</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul></div> </article> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:38:48 +0000 Shawn Conn 106 at https://www.shawnconn.com Technology and Demography https://www.shawnconn.com/blog/technology-and-demography <article role="article" class="blog is-promoted teaser clearfix"><h2> <a href="https://www.shawnconn.com/blog/technology-and-demography" rel="bookmark"><span> Technology and Demography</span> </a> </h2> <footer><div class="author"> Submitted by <span><span>Shawn Conn</span></span> on <span>Thu, 10/07/2010 - 13:29</span> </div> </footer><div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Economics is an interesting science. For me, one of its appeals is its dual nature; it makes use of both sides of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralization_of_brain_function">brain</a>. In some ways, it has elements of a hard science, mathematical models, empirical data, etc. However, at its core, it is a social science. We can see an example of this in the concept of value. It can be both intangible and tangible. The value of a human life is subjective.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="https://www.shawnconn.com/blog/technology-and-demography" rel="tag" title=" Technology and Demography" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Technology and Demography</span></a></li><li class="comment-comments"><a href="https://www.shawnconn.com/blog/technology-and-demography#comments" title="Jump to the first comment." hreflang="en">2 comments</a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul></div> </article> Thu, 07 Oct 2010 20:29:50 +0000 Shawn Conn 91 at https://www.shawnconn.com