Current Events

Robert Ebeling (1926 – 2016)

This week, I’d like to acknowledge the first anniversary of the passing of engineer Bob Ebeling. Mr. Ebeling—who died last year on March 21st, at the age of 89—was one of the Morton-Thiokol engineers who tried to warn NASA that the O-rings he helped design for their space shuttles weren’t safe at cooler temperatures. As we all know, the shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take off on a brisk January morning for this very reason, killing all 7 crew members...

Black Friday

If your office/place of work looks like the one pictured above today…well, consider yourself lucky...

That wasn’t democracy

What happened in the presidential election on Tuesday wasn’t democracy. That’s not just the opinion of one voter in a state of denial either. It’s an entirely rational, and even obvious assessment of what occurred...

Mismanagement Quizzo: Corporate Malfeasance Edition

1. In 2015, this pharmaceutical company raised the price of Daraprim—a decades old drug used to treat and prevent malaria, and to treat toxoplasmosis encephalitis in HIV/AIDS patients—by more than 5000%, from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Bonus: The company’s CEO at the...