More progressives looking to play with numbers to justify whining about rich people
Your bias sees these studies as part of a political movement, mine sees them as part of the strangely recursive science of anthropology. From the moment we are born to the day we lose our mind, watching others is how we navigate the society we find ourselves in. Those at the top of the totem pole are no longer trying to navigate, they are either trying to steer or have anchored in a safe and pleasant harbour.
Steve Jobs once remarked that mediocre people focus on other people, while smart people focus on ideas.
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt.
The problem is that there is no clear-cut definition or dividing line
Yeah, but we're very far on the 'not' side of the line, even if the line is fuzzy.
Kills faggots dead!
Any theories as to why Slashdot attracts so many garbage people? And to be clear, by "garbage people", I mean seriously shitty, messed-up human beings.
How is this guy somehow vindicated by not being the first carrier? He still did every single irresponsible act he did when we believed he was the first.
Nobody believed he was the first until ten years after the fact of his "irresponsible act".
Are your investments undergoing literally exponential production and sales curves? Are you unaware that scaleup costs tremendous amounts of money?
Solyndra was a bet that silicon prices would remain high. It was a way to get more power out of less silicon. The bet was wrong. With the drop in price in silicon, their death was inevitable. They also had a weird design decision, going for the concentrator. It made sense (in the economics of the time) to go for either concentrators or CIGS, but not both.
That said, the government took way too much flak - politically motivated - over Solyndra. With any diverse profile of startup investments, you expect some to fail. Economists analyzing the ARRA post-facto have been by and large given it quite positive evaluations for its effects on the economy. The loans program office had already wiped out the Solyndra loss just two years later.
Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.