Larry Martin
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Education vs. Employment?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Martin Nov 5, 2011. 6 Replies

I want to ask the assembled experts a tough question.What kind of education is needed to boostrap the American economy?Should we graduate hordes of engineers like India and China?  If so, I think…Continue

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Larry Martin replied to Larry Martin's discussion Crisis garden annuals in the group Godless in the garden
"What about yams (not sweet potatoes)?  The yam of my imagination is a perennial with a big tuber that I can just let sit until/unless I ever need it, or propagate for more plants when I have time.  I tried that with potatoes and it worked…"
Jul 11
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"DR show second hour today is about Universal Basic Income (UBI): http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2016-07-11/andy-stern-raising-the-floor They usually post a "podcast" a day or two after the show."
Jul 11
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"This is what I'm talking about, from an admittedly biased source: https://www.score.org/resource/new-generation-business-owners-here It was a mistake on my part to start arguing for universal self employment.  Some people win in business…"
Jul 11
Larry Martin replied to Larry Martin's discussion Crisis garden annuals in the group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, thanks.  You are describing a traditional garden but with an emphasis in seed longevity.  I didn't think about that, it's a good point.  You also reminded me about walking onions.  I grew them one year.…"
Jul 11
Daniel Wachenheim replied to Larry Martin's discussion Crisis garden annuals in the group Godless in the garden
"Forgot - the other essentials are cucurbits like squashes and melons.  Pumpkins are the same species as squash, and are just big orange squashes, so those are included.  Very productive, very nutritius, and seeds last around 5 years,…"
Jul 5
Daniel Wachenheim replied to Larry Martin's discussion Crisis garden annuals in the group Godless in the garden
"Seeds that last several years for me - tomatoes - I have had seeds last as long as 10 years.  Easy to grow.  Nutritious, good source of potassium. Dry beans and green beans - seeds last at least 5 years.  I'ved re-generated…"
Jul 5
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"This came up on an entrepeneurship site that is not too superficial: Future of Work: Utopia or Dystopia? The author refers to this article in the Economist: Basically flawedProponents of a basic income underestimate how disruptive it would…"
Jul 5
Larry Martin replied to jay H's discussion Philosopher: Logic is racist
"I can't see the full NYT article, but I think it is true that rationality was invented by the ancient Greeks.  Sometime between Homer and Plato, they got the idea of informing public actions with factual truth, rather than appealing to…"
Jun 24
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"> the age of unskilled labor was coming to an end Absolutely, unless we take a page out of Dune and outlaw machines that think. > humans would do well to anticipate the coming of that day. Do you have anything in mind?  Do you…"
Jun 21
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Thank you for your thoughtful reply.  I see your points too.  But I don't see an alternative.  Global capital is flowing to China and staying there.  This story came out…"
Jun 21
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"At one time, our culture expected people to start businesses.  We were a nation of shopkeepers.  My grandfather Ladislaw took his apprenticeship in Prague, came here as a journeyman, and retired the proud owner of a shop in our town.…"
Jun 21
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"What about the so-called "sharing economy," subject of DRShow's second hour today? https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2016-06-20/the-sharing-economy-and-the-future-of-work Uber may be a transformative technology, or a scab uninsured…"
Jun 20
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"@John - > The game is so rigged, over regulated and over taxed now that it is very nearly impossible for new small business or self employed tradesmen to make a successful start in the US.  I don't know about that.  I've…"
Jun 20
Larry Martin added a discussion to the group Godless in the garden
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Crisis garden annuals

I love gardening, but annuals are a lot of work.  Most years I just plant a few tomato and pepper varieties that I can't get at the food store, and one nice sweet basil.  I don't see the benefit of growing things I can buy cheap while times are good.  But I'd like to ask the group to help me develop a list of emergency seeds.  Say The Big One happens today.  What could I plant to help feed my group fast?  The criteria are:* easy to grow* fast to yield* nutritious* not worth the trouble when…See More
Jun 19
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"As far as the topic goes, we have: * public works projects * more time off * dirt pay for farmers unless they sell direct to localvore consumers at luxury prices * no substitute for capital Maybe I'm taking things too seriously, but that's…"
Jun 19
Larry Martin replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The evolution of work in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I wonder if there is a way to harness the e-obsession of the younger generation, like the distributed SETI program I had running on my PC for a while at night."
Jun 19

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About Me:
I first joined the Nexus as Andrew Wiggin in 2011. Then I got too busy to play for a few years. I took an assumed name for privacy and because my new software business had a couple of devout customers. That's less of a problem now. I still think this is a great venue for important conversations, and hope to be welcomed anew in my true identity.

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At 1:40pm on June 17, 2016, Daniel Wachenheim said…

Welcome back!

At 8:48pm on November 21, 2011, Steph S. said…

Thanks for commenting on my discussion. Welcome to the Nexus!

At 10:57am on November 3, 2011, Joseph P said…
Hmm, depends which area of the political cloud ('spectrum' just doesn't do justice to the range of political positions, even when confined to one axis of the socio-economic graph) you're more likely to be advocating.
At 10:30am on November 3, 2011, Joseph P said…
Ender!
At 3:22pm on November 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Andrew! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

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Hi Andrew and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace
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