What Do We Absolutely Need? [eighth in a series]

Here's a new online discussion that's brought a remarkable array of basic, yet significant, issues to light:

http://transitionus.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2320371%3ABlogPost%3A30889&page=1#comment-2320371_Comment_31059

I hope you'll give it some attention and perhaps look around that Web site, too.  It's one of my haunts, as you will see.