Engineering cultural significance

Recently I got to watch a video of Thom Mayne lecturing at UIC. What really grabbed me, however, was a statement that our school’s director, Bob Somol, made while introducing the speaker: No one is more surprised [than Thom] that Thom has become the unlikely poster boy of the green architecture movement… This points to […]

Libertarianism redux

After reading the answer from Steve from http://livefreeorgripe.wordpress.com/ to my earlier post on libertarianism (here), I thought my answer really deserved a separate post. My general problem with libertarianism isn’t that it seeks to expand the scope of individual freedom – this I wholeheartedly agree with. Rather, it’s the fact that libertarians have limited the […]

More deep thoughts on libertarianism

It just won’t let me go. I promised myself I’d give it up, but here it is – I think I’ve arrived at a sort of a synthesis of my previous two posts on the subject: Libertarians are looking for a maximum of liberty for the individual. However, if liberty is understood as a lack […]