Would an Engineering Approach be better at solving our Economic Woes than a Political or Economical Approach?
I do a lot of Construction Forensics and Investigations in my Job. If a Hydro-Electric dam collapses, I go in, look at things like: Did the rebar pull away from the bedrock? If so, did the Epoxy break away from the rock? or did the rebar pull away from the Epoxy? I use tools like a Transit and a Level and Tape Measure to see if anything moved or changed location from when it was built. I review Construction Inspection and Test Reports to see How Strong the Concrete was and if it was properly placed. Doing all of this usually leads me to a Cause. By finding the cause, for example, the Rebar was place 18" apart rather than 12" apart and the Bedrock was not dense enough to hold the weight of the Concrete wall pulling against it, we can then DESIGN the Next wall with the Rebar on 12" Center and DIVERT another collapse. Everything ELSE on the project may have been performed Perfectly, but one small cause created the failure. Only, at that point do we look for BLAME. And the reason we do is to have them make restitution, if in fact, they were supposed to have put them at 12" instead of 18" But, in Politics and Economics, it does not seem to work that way. The first thing that happens when a Failure Occurs is finger pointing and Blame. Then, it is followed by more Blame and Name-Calling. Then there is Generalizations about EVERYTHING that the Blamed ever did. And the Change to future Designs is to Disavow EVERYTHING they have ever done, rather than to Investigate, Find the Specific Cause, and Adjust that Particular Aspect? So, why don't we Elect some Engineers, Inspectors, Quality Assurance Coordinators and Construction Managers into Congress and the Presidency and try to actually Solve some Problems? Thanks, if you bothered to read my Over-Wordy Question. Most folks don't bother and I don't really blame them. @Marcie, great point that I hadn't imagined before. @Mark, thanks and Exactly what I meant. I wish we could build a Political Forensic Team that could Scientifically analyze the Recession without Passion or Personal Gain in the Conclusions. Then make specific systematic changes according to the findings, instead of throwing out the Baby with the Bath.
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An economy is not as simple as a construction project. There are too many causes and effects and every politician tries to link their ideas and legislation to the positives and they try to link the other guys idea to the failures... More
Answered By: mark - 1/26/2012
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According to Newt senator Romney made a fortune sizing down companies from an economic point of view. Vulture capitalist!
Answered By: quit molesting your sister honkey! - 1/26/2012
Liberal lawyers would be out of jobs
Answered By: Cricket - 1/26/2012
you mean like give everyone in the US a block and tackle, it might work i don't know. seems kinda weird.
Answered By: Scoobie Badoobie - 1/26/2012
Our problem comes from the fact that we already have economic engineers trying to control the economy. The Federal Reserve controls the price of loans and saving.
Answered By: Lil Fish - 1/26/2012
We're lucky that dams are not built by political parties. If they were, we'd all drown.
Answered By: Marcie - 1/26/2012
No, politics are much different. Jimmy Carter was a nuclear engineer if I am not mistaken, and look at the sub par job he did. I am a pharmacist and know that I could never be a successful president and neither could 99% of the US population.
Answered By: Dr. Awesome PharmD - 1/26/2012
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