Archive for March, 2016

No Market-Driven Solution?

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

British journalist Paul Mason seems to echo Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything in his claim that¬†There Is No Market-Driven Solution To Our Climate Catastrophe But although I am no fan of concentrated private capital I think both of them beg the question by overlooking the constraints that must¬†inevitably be included in the definition of any […]

Saudi Oil Minister Gives Good Advice

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Suggests Canada, Others Will Have To 'Get Out' Of Oil (He left off the word "consumption" but I'm sure that's what he meant)

More Dangerous Even Than Muslims!

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education asks: Does Engineering Education Breed Terrorists? But I suspect that it's more about whom the discipline appeals to than how they are trained Some things that might attract a person to engineering (not necessarily applicable to all engineers, but strong enough to attract a non-representative sample into the profession): -need […]