Daily Archives: January 16, 2012

Subtraction By Addition

Having recently talked about the phenomenon of addition by subtraction [1], I would like to talk about its inverse, subtraction by addition. This is the imperial problem in a nutshell, the result of the mistaken belief that bigger is better. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Mondays

School shootings (not all of them by students), have a long history in the United States [1]. On January 29, 1979, Brenda Ann Spencer, then sixteen years old, became the villain of a particularly brutal incident where the obviously troubled … Continue reading

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