sustainable energy - without the hot air

the tl;dr summary - this stuff is hard. really, really hard, there are no easy answers and ones ability to make effective personal changes in their lifestyle has depressingly limited impact. ...

December 1, 2011 · 2 min · steve ulrich

ease of doing business rankings - behind NZ? huh.

about a year ago we were in new zealand and we were surprised by how much emphasis they placed on environmental protections and labor management. it’s an impressively progressive country on an amazing array of topics, from civil liberties, environmentalism and nuclear non-proliferation (i suppose having U.S. atomic testing fallout impacting you will tend to color your perspective on a number of these topics.) that said, for all of their regulation they’re apparently outranking the U....

November 27, 2011 · 1 min · steve ulrich

i'm no bush apologist, but ...

i’ve often found myself wondering if W was really as obtuse as he seemed publicly. ...

October 10, 2011 · 1 min · steve ulrich

innovation starvation

a highly recommend essay by neal stephenson. ...

October 1, 2011 · 1 min · steve ulrich

you have to appreciate the dedication to execution ...

but the insanity and the darkness that follows is deeply disturbing. ...

September 4, 2011 · 1 min · steve ulrich

an impressive history of tolerance indeed

america’s true history of religious tolerance (smithsonian magazine) ...

November 11, 2010 · 1 min · steve ulrich