I heard this quote from a presentation given at this year's National Academy of Engineering induction ceremony. It really drove home a great point, and gave me a lot of direction into what I'm really looking for in an economic recovery as well as a presidential candidate I can support.
From NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman
"We need to get back to making stuff, based on real engineering not just financial engineering."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/opinion/28friedman.html