Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Scale and perspective

Well, my old friends at AIG now owe $25B less to the US government.  For those keeping score at home, that's about 4 National Science Foundation annual budgets, or 0.8 NIH annual budgets.  AIG still owes the US government an additional $62B.


Uncle Al said...

1) The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed.
2) Hunger is due to weather, famine is due to politics.
3) Results can be funded, research cannot.
4)An advocate makes virtue of failure. The worse the cure the better the treatment - and the more that is required.
5) Rather than foster brilliance we allocate for its suppression.
6) IQs in a committee, legislature, or bureaucacy add as ohms in parallel resistors.
7) Professional management is about process not product.
8) Hodie mihi, cras tibi.
9) The only safe place is behind the trigger (note rocket propelled munitions).
10) Kill an economy and the entire population surrenders.

Jackson said...

Thank you..