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Welcome to the Ghetto

By Nathan Barton Today, the word “ghetto” has really bad connotations.  It refers to slums where the vast majority of residents are black,  living in these inner-city neighborhoods of rotting buildings and utilities, crime, and neglect.  (See also “barrio” and … Continue reading

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Courage – part 2

By Nathan Barton Courage, as discussed earlier, is a virtue.  It is also a requirement for many occupations. “First responders” is a fairly new label, referring to firefighters, emergency medical technicians/paramedics, and law-enforcement officers.  That is, those persons (usually government … Continue reading

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Politics and Engineering, Part 2

By Nathan Barton In the first installment, I compared politicians and engineers, explaining why I believe that few engineers are involved in politics – at least in elective politics. To help non-engineers understand engineers better, and how we view politics, … Continue reading

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Politics and Engineering

By Nathan Barton ​I am an engineer, and I am involved, oddly enough, in politics.  This is, in both American and world history, a fairly rare situation.  Look at the rosters of Congress and of State legislatures, and you will … Continue reading

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