By Will Offensicht | Jan 29, 2008 | 8
Crackpots are thick on the ground and we can't fund them all. How do we decide which upcoming genius/crackpot to fund? Einstein didn't have any peers; he would never have passed "peer review."
By Will Offensicht | Jan 25, 2008 | 6
GM found that when you ask for government help, you'd better be careful - you might get what you wish for, and our guys have a track record of losing negotiations.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 23, 2008 | 2
It's possible that nobody will ever be able to build anything of significance again.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 22, 2008 | 2
Government ought to be able to help the economy - assuming that politicians want the economy to grow and assuming that the government is able to do what the politicians promise.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 18, 2008 | 20
We don't disparage the motives of politicians, they have the same motives we do. We don't distrust the motives of bureaucrats, we trust them all too well.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 17, 2008 | 0
We gripe about bias in the mainstream media because freedom of the press is only meaningful if you happen to own a press, but enough people have presses to keep politicians on their toes.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 16, 2008 | 19
Why can't we Americans buy cheap cars? The cheapest car in the US costs about $20,000, about 8 times the cost of Tata's offering.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 12, 2008 | 8
Principals have be to able to fire teachers, or you can't run an effective school.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 7, 2008 | 8
One of the supreme ironies of our time is that a religiously-motivated US president went to war in the name of God to set up a non-religious state in Iraq to protect Americans against a highly religious movement known as Al Qaeda.
By Demosthenes | Dec 31, 2007 | 7
The recent, less-than-informed coverage of the death of Benazir Bhutto reminds us of Neville Chamberlain's infamous comment about Czechsolovakia as " a faraway country about which we know nothing."