It's too late. It was a political decision, and one that that had to be made well in advance. The decision was made a long time ago. Plans were put in place that can't be undone. Industries were bailed-out that shouldn't have been bailed-out. Things were blown up that can't be un-blown-up. Recession and renewables were chosen over nuclear. There is an agenda. Renewables fit it. Nuclear doesn't. The choice was made to push ahead with wind and photovoltaics for those who can afford it, hoping it can scale up quickly enough, leaving the masses in squalor for the time being. Perhaps longer. It's going to be incredibly disruptive, in the US especially. But there's not much that can be done at this point. Nuclear is no longer an option. The only remaining option is the choice between putting the rest of the carbon in the air, risking the environment, or stunting the economy for a period of some decades. I imagine it will come down to a compromise, some mixture of the two that leads to the same death toll either way. There is a popular delusion that subsidized healthcare can mitigate this. But it's pretty much a zero-sum game. Only hard choices remain.
I had the same idea 8 years ago. I was going to put a server in every office building, and offer internet access and tech support to small businesses. It was past its prime then too.
The free market won't solve anything because there is no free market.
Mappers and packers.
This is pretty much what I clicked on this story in order to say. Charm school should instead concentrate on how to interact with psychopaths. It is a much more general skillset than simply knowing which utensil to put in which hand at dinner.
Perhaps he is just unconcerned with the minutia involved in fields in which he is not an expert, kind of like the loose syntax displayed in your post (extraneous comma, maybe, s/that/who/, mixed construction.) No one thinks that you're "dumb" because of this.
Maybe he's overweight, and would rather consume his food cold in order to burn more calories.
Maybe he has some degree of Autism, which hinders his ability to distinguish between the taste of cold steak and warm steak.
It is possible to ride your bike to work without being Lance Armstrong. In an ideal world, no one would have to choose between being admitted to MIT and knowing exactly how to cut a steak at a formal dinner. But this ain't it.
The investors aren't "snowed". They just happen to be operating in a system which is also generally believe to be unconstrained by the 0th/1st/2nd Laws of Thermodynamics. Some of them have realized this lately, and are attempting to backpedal themselves out of it.
It occurs to me that, with the imminent implosion of the Federal Reserve system, it makes sense for New York to expand into new ways of exerting political influence on the rest of the countryside.
No doubt these "deranged gunmen" will be just happen to be more children of tax-avoiding executives or financial-fraud-tracking scientists.
Look at how it takes hold in Mississippi, then spreads out from there to "infect" other states.
So, stop paying taxes, then. Surely you can come up with a more productive way of rectifying this imbalance than by acting like a crab in a bucket.
Didn't you hear? Keeping your own money is stealing now.
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Others have better managers *of skilled workers* because they tend to pay decent wages and take a hands-off approach. But America has better managers of crap workers, because they tend to hire too many and utilize a lot of redundancies.
I've been saying for a while now that we should close the trade deficit by exporting American middle-managers to China.
the bill also reduces the protections of the Video Privacy Protection Act in order to allow Netflix et al to sell your viewing history.
Just who does Netflix think they are, anyways? The internet is not, like, a big truck that they can just use to spy on everyone.
It sounds more like the purpose of this center is to downplay the threat of normal, every-day biotechnology by ignoring it.