Lacking future vision

innovationIt seems to me more than strange that we celebrate a budget that superficially appears fairer than the last. It may line more pockets and stimulate the economy, but where is any vision for the future? But it is worse than that. Hidden within this budget is a lack of resourcing to the very fields we most need to foster if we are to secure our future. By neglecting funding to education, science and the arts, this government demonstrates its indifference to tackle the threats that challenge our society and planet. Education is the future of any nation—it breeds the scientists and artists of tomorrow. Without scientists, we cannot find solutions to these challenges: without artists, we cannot cultivate the creativity we need to apply those solutions. Intergenerational theft? You betcha.