Month: February 2011

Lockout

Larry shivered as he ran across the boulevard that separated the neighborhoods. His green windbreaker had been enough earlier in the sun, but not with the temperature dropping to the low 50s.

Two Cultures

Does your teacher explain things from simple axioms or does she explain by gestalt, showing you examples after examples until you eventually recognize the pattern? C. P. Snow wrote of two cultures.  The two styles of teaching yield an insight into the two cultures. Science is axiomatic.  Subjects that yearn to be sciences – psychology,…

Inflation Thoughts

Have you noticed that 2 areas contributing to US inflation are also act to make the wealth we create stay at home?  Inflation in education and health care both act to increase the fraction of money that stays in the states. Only energy costs mainly increase that slice of the money pie that goes overseas.…

Freedom in Middle East

With the protests in Egypt, there is the real possibility that some Arab and Muslim countries will allow more freedom for their citizens.  Because of prior US support for the autocrats in charge, Obama and his administration must make sure that the new freedoms are seen there as allied with fundamental US principles and that…