By Will Offensicht | Jan 31, 2008 | 14
Public education has gotten rid of the consequences of failure for both teachers and students, so of course very little education takes place.
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 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 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 Hobbes | Dec 17, 2007 | 5
Reuters reports trouble at the North Pole.
By Hobbes | Oct 26, 2007 | 1
It's a far better thing, as well as much easier, for government to act to prevent a disaster, or at least to warn residents loudly and clearly of the potential consequences of their foolish choices.
By Will Offensicht | Oct 18, 2007 | 0
These bridges have needed fixing for 25 years and they're still operating?
By Hobbes | Oct 1, 2007 | 8
Inspecting IDs is a waste of time and money, but it's ideal from the bureaucratic point of view because it doesn't solve the problem.