Monthly Archives: October 2010

San Jose mine rescue in Chile – miner safety is not an option

The jubilation following yesterday’s extraction of the last of the 33 miners turned off the light on the rescuers, particularly those left in the hole. They and the rest of their team deserve due recognition.┬áBut now the harder questions: why … Continue reading

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French Disconnection

The current unemployment rate in France is 9.7% yet the government is insisting on raising the retirement age by two years. This means that the older folk currently employed will be dragooned into working an extra two years whereas the … Continue reading

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