Saturday, March 19, 2011

What Mattered This Week?

Not much question here, right? Libya and Japan. Beyond that, well, the other events in the Middle East.

By the way...if I had to guess -- and it's just a guess, nothing more -- I'd guess that Libya winds up a lot less important than this week's headlines would indicate. Not that it isn't important, but I just think it might be on the overhyped side.

For a second guess, I'm very much on the side of those who suspect that (whatever the merits) the US nuclear power industry is now dead for another generation.

What else? I don't know that it mattered a lot, but the House vote on leaving Afghanistan was certainly interesting. There was also a three week delay for government shutdown...I'm pretty confident that the House vote on NPR goes in the "didn't matter" category.

OK, that's what I have. What do you think mattered this week?


  1. I am just as happy with no nuke-power, as I think it will force us to the tech without grave risks to humankind. I wish BO looked at things, announced a 12-month, high level analysis of nuke-power's risks /rewards, and said in the mean time we have a get-to-the-moon moment to seize with the other techs, and here is what I am doing . . . .

  2. The way the US is handling Libya, I think; a walk-back of the Bush Doctrine and neocon definition of American exceptionalism.


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