Unconventional Thinking

December, 2008

Is it a Depression Or Is It Malthus

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 by Mark

We live in a world of naysayers, doomsday predictors, pessimists and alarmists. They always see a theat that will bring us down, end life as we know it, wreck our dreams, play havoc with all we hold dear.
But they always overlook Malthus and the human ingenuity he preferred to ignore. An 18th century English economist, [...]

An Island Unto Myself

Thursday, December 11th, 2008 by Mark

And then I realized that I live in a small space…
On some high profile perspectives, that may not appear to be the case. I fly the world. I appear on television, I am all over the Internet. I work with a diverse and engaging group of people every day.
It doesn’t look like a small space, [...]

The Math Teacher Who Taught Darwin

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 by Mark

When my sons were young, I hated Open School week. The parents would be marched in to talk with teachers about all manner of bureaucratic gobbledygook pertaining to grading systems and course requirements and I felt like I was being held hostage once again by the teachers at P.S. 186 in Queens, NY, who [...]

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