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You got that right!!!!!!

Couple of reasons why I haven't given up hope on Engineers, however.

  1. My book Elegant Technology was first published, in Finnish, (NOW do you understand why I think the Finns are the brightest people on earth??) by a publishing house owned by the pension funds of a trade union of engineers.  (If you live in USA, I understand why this might be hard to believe.)

  2. My brother-in-law, a Boeing engineer, was involved in the SPEA strike in Seattle (5 years ago?).  I was involved with the P-9 strike against Hormel.  To have a aerospace engineer at probably the most famous manufacturer on earth sound EXACTLY like an angry meatpacker was a real revelation.


"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"
by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 01:10:43 PM EST
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There is yet hope for financial engineering based upon the mutual creation of value  - rather than the EXTRACTION of value by creating IOU's / claims over value and using credit derivatives to foist the risk elsewhere....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 03:39:10 PM EST
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I THINK were are on the same page here.  Chapter Six of my book "Elegant Technology" delves into the arcane subject of a people's monetary theory.  Find it at:
http://www.elegant-technology.com/ETsix.html


"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"
by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sun Mar 18th, 2007 at 09:58:32 AM EST
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Veblen's contemporary Fred Taylor had more influence on the engineers.
by citizen k (sansracine yahoo.fr) on Sun Mar 18th, 2007 at 11:25:17 AM EST
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