I want to ask the assembled experts a tough question.What kind of education is needed to boostrap the American economy?Should we graduate hordes of engineers like India and China? If so, I think…Continue
"I looked in to growing mealworms to feed my chickens. It's not magic. The mealworms need to be fed protein. They will thrive on spoiled food, which is interesting, but they also pass botulism and other toxins along to whatever…"
"> This is why Plato thought that philosophers ought to be kings
Have there been any successful philosopher-kings? Vaclav Havel? Jimmy Carter? Good King Wences?
The line about "our business is business" gets used a…"
> by no means did I mean to imply
Dude, no sweat, I was messing with ya. And I agree with you about Obamacare. I'm nervously watching my state health pool to see how things shake out.
> Andrew, but I do think our…"
> I hope you and my daughter and her husband are able to do that, hard work deserves a good retirement.
Thanks, Joan. I don't expect to retire. I'm trying to figure out how to take my business employee-owned, while…"
"Holy Buckshot, Batman!
First, your Class A&B loans already exist. The market made them. Banks loan money for Class A. Household Finance and friends work class B. The mischief is credit cards, which change from A to B if…"
"> Because they like fairy tales.
I covered that - shared fantasy. Thanks for agreeing :)
Just a couple of weeks ago, it hit me that there is very little difference between the way my kids behave when they play imagination games and the way…"
"It's tough to know how to answer that. Allah certainly has the more militant voice. But despite that, Christianity is still ahead on numbers, and Western countries still run the show. Neither claims many big miracles in the…"
"I wish it were that simple.
Most people crave community and are comforted by shared fantasy. To turn your back on "all that," you have to have some kind of problem with it. Maybe you don't get along with the peer group, or maybe…"
"> the christian and the jewish god NEVER sent mohammed the quran.
The Hebrew god of 100 BCE would never have sent Jesus. The god of Moses, who took His time leading the Egyptian refugees back to Palestine, would never have just accepted the…"
"> the fact that Linus Torvalds is indicative of the problem with the society. He works because society doesn't provide for his basic needs
I was coming from a different direction, predictably.
Linus Torvalds has a pretty good job, which…"
Hmm, depends which area of the political cloud ('spectrum' just doesn't do justice to the range of political positions, even when confined to one axis of the socio-economic graph) you're more likely to be advocating.