Increase demand to decrease inequality

The U.S. desperately needs to decrease inequality and to increase demand. The only way to do that is for the legislators from Des Moines to D.C. to start prioritizing investments in human and material capital over preserving imprudent tax cuts that provide little measurable societal or economic benefits.

Appreciate Captain Kirk

Many Iowans take issue with Hawkeye Football Coach Kirk Ferentz's whopping $3.786 million salary, the highest public employee salary in the state of Iowa. Citizens cite the discrepancy between a financially struggling university and a multi-million dollar coach. Hawk fans and those who understand his salary comes directly from football revenue — not tuition or state funds — instead show frustration with a 7-5 team sporting the sixth highest paid coach in the country.

Iran sees nuke talks leaning their way 

Think like the Iranian leadership. The baseline objective is to keep the centrifuges spinning in its uranium enrichment sites. That now seems within reach — and the Islamic Republic could even try to leverage a few concessions from the West along the way.

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