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Eye on the world: Sustaining innovation and productivity

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In “Advice for a world in search of innovationThe Christian Science Monitor’s Editorial Board discusses how the rhetoric in the US 2016 presidential election campaign has led to a disbelief that Americans “will enjoy the prosperity that comes from rising productivity, which is defined as the ability to do things better and faster through adaptation of inventions or new ideas.” The Monitor concludes that instead of playing off voter fears, politicians ought to “focus on what [Warren] Buffett calls the country’s ‘secret sauce,’ or its ability to sustain productivity.”

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From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy:

The creative Principle — Life, Truth, and Love — is God.
p. 502

Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love.
p. 94

Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source.
p. 507

Related articles from the Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Monitor’s “A Christian Science perspective” column:

In “Creative ability”: “... man has no creative ability of himself, but images forth effortlessly the outpouring of ideas which emanate from Mind eternally.” And “... there is no dead end to intelligence and no stopping place for useful developments.”

In “Ideas come from Mind”: “... God, the all-intelligent divine Mind, is the infinite source of ideas, and … man is Mind’s representative, reflecting and expressing the spiritual ideas that originate in God, the Parent Mind.”

In “The ‘creative Principle’ we reflect”: “... qualities such as creativity—and the discernment to know how to express it in a unique, inspired way—are innate in everyone.” And “We don’t need to steal others’ work or ideas to get ahead, because the true source of creative activity is not a human personality or a particular brain—it’s the divine Mind we all reflect.”

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