AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 1 posted an online video message seeking Texans’ individual and collective help to reduce the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, COVID-19.
In “The Character Factor-How We Judge America’s Presidents,” the author James P. Pfiffner says that the book is not for people who have already made up their minds about a president’s behavior. A person must consider many factors before making any decisions. He claims that a person should become informed about a president’s lying, marital infidelity, promise-making and potential- ly impeachable behavior. To be fair about a reader’s judgement, one must carefully study the President’s good judgement, courage, and effective leadership. However, there is no consensus about what constitutes good character. He gives us the responsibility of separating private standards of morality from moral obligations of presidents in office.
As the old saying goes, now we’re in it. With the collapse of all life the way it used to be, we are now in a Minsky Moment. This was defined by the economist Hyman Minsky as prolonged good times lead to the inherent instability of markets brought about by an economic growth cycle that ultimately collapses.
AUSTIN — Texas is more invested every day in promoting increased and thorough hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and social distancing to reduce cases of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19.