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The New York times a story (20 Apr 2013) with this headline: "Toyota Expansion Reflects a Push for U. S. Lexus Sales"
This may sound to some of you like a good thing, and to others like a paranoid pipe dream --but let me assure you-- this is NOT more good news about the re-birth and return of high paying manufacturing jobs to…Continue
Posted on April 24, 2013 at 2:40
[Background: this essay is fall-out from a discussion group, "Architecture for Humanity." It grew from a topic that asked, "What about pouring our soul and heart as architects & humanitarians into projects right in our own backyard." It caught my eye for two reasons. First, I started this blog shortly after the Haiti earthquake largely because I saw the initial emergency response as massive and futile; leaving the island and its people in a mess no better than it was…Continue
Posted on February 23, 2013 at 22:29
It is oxymoronic to combine the words "energy" and "profitable." It's no less asinine than claiming to save money by "buying" things you neither want nor need simply because they are 'on sale'.
The thinking gets worse when people link descriptors like "carbon based fuels" and "profitability." Such a phrase is a complete contradiction in terms. Such fuzzy thinking leads us to make bad choices like committing ourselves to fossil fuels leading us to even more moronic…Continue
Posted on February 10, 2013 at 20:30
Imagine you are on a large, modern, ocean liner. Curious about such a huge vessel, you decide to go on a unsupervised tour. Wandering the labyrinth of decks, holds, hallways, and stairway, you are surprised to step in a puddle of water. You think, “What the hell is?” You look about. There’s no one in sight, no crew, no passengers. Maybe you’re lost. You spot a sign on a bulkhead, it says, Galley #1.
“Ah, the galley,” you think, “No wonder. Some waiter probably spilled…Continue
Posted on November 23, 2012 at 20:00 — 1 Comment
Obama, in 1998, says he favors “some redistribution” (presumably of ‘wealth’).
Really? The clear implication is that government has a proper role in reallocating resources to meet emerging needs and changing conditions. Romney’s view (circa May 2012) is “wealth” –like water- seeks its own ‘natural’ level, and the natural level is for holders of wealth to get more (i.e. ‘wealth’ should be pumped uphill, where it naturally resides in large reservoirs where the right people can use it…Continue
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 2:46