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Comment: Re:Here we go with the gender politics (Score 1) 634

by fche (#49568681) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers

"Why is society seen as a ends, rather than a means by which we can enjoy higher productivity, safety and personal wealth."

Why, that is but one aspect of collectivism (or its fashionable synonyms). The state is your co-parent, the state is your provider, the state is what defines your contributions...


Comment: Re:tax unhealthy choices (Score 1) 285

So step 1, nationalize service industries by claiming the private (free) sector can't do it; step 2, penalize the (free) individuals requiring service claiming they're using too much.

It's hard to conclude that seeking power & control wasn't behind #1 and #2 all along.

Comment: Re:the endgame is ironic here (Score 2) 289

by fche (#49518957) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers

"One of the goals of any company is to manage it's workforce"

No, that may perhaps be a smaller goal of the human resources department or whatever, but the goal of the company as a whole is to make money: sell lots of good stuff at a reasonable profit. (If the "goal" were eliminating its own workforce, every company could trivially make that happen by disbanding! Profit! ... er, GOOAAAALLLLL!.)

Comment: Re:Hurrah for sex-segregation! (Score 2) 599

Your language equations are erroneous: "substantially equal" does not mean "equal in being substantial". It's not commutative.

"Maybe the universe where girls underperform in computer science and boys underperform in english language arts. Sort of like the one we're in, for example."

Is there a theory that the boys underperform in english -because of- the presence of girls?