I am not brave enough to do it. I doubt most people are.
We've heard all the arguments for and against patents already.
Bitcoin rising in value isn't inflation of a currency, it's the market attempting to price the future value of an asset, same as with a stock.
Inflation is an increase in the amount of currency required to purchase an assets on average. If you consider bitcoin to be a currency, (technically anything can be) then bitcoin is undergoing deflation since it takes fewer bitcoins to buy an asset on average.
In a broader sense, stop considering things assets or currency. Any asset can be a currency and vice versa. What matters is that item's value compared to everything else.
Sure, all decisions are influenced by something or other. That can be cultural, driven by circumstances, and even driven by biology.
Are cultural influences on a person's career choice acceptable? Why?
2) Individuals make choices that influence their earnings. Women as a group tend to make choices that lessen their earnings.
Why do they make the choices? Have they been influenced to do so?
There is no systemic segregation here.
You seem to be suggesting there is no forced segregation. E.g. there is segregation, but by the women's choice. However, you stated above that women as a group make choices that lessen their earnings. That is still systemic segregation by definition.
The cause of segregation does not change the fact that there is segregation.
This is the case of unreasonable expectations. Just look at the list : "fundamentals of networking, computing, and coding" from "acoustic consulting engineering firm, consisting of a mix of mechanical, electrical, civil ". Does he also expect them to write thier own compiler, all while willing to accept $50K starting salary?
I am a mechanical engineer by trade and training. These are not unreasonable expectations. Today, all engineers are taught the basics of computing and coding in school. Right now I think most schools teach Python, I was taught MATLAB, and the generation before me Fortran. It sounds like some of these new hires blew off those classes since they weren't in their "core discipline".
Networking is a bit of a stretch though. Most new engineering grads only know enough to communicate with other disciplines, and networking is a bit beyond that.
To communicate is the beginning of understanding. -- AT&T