This blog is an attempt of honest look at raise and fall of American small businesses in general in relation and comparison with global corporate engineering behemoths . These small companies, true building blocks of community, are being currently decimated in the process of so-called “creative destruction”. We examine the question who is doing creation and who destruction to reveal truth about all the cruel hype and myths associated with it.
We definitely aim to cover, legitimate issues of technological progress, academic programs in engineering, continuing education and true innovation within engineering community.
We also would like to discuss, financialization, monopolistic practices and engineering hollowing up of big corporations and painful question of, often economically unviable outsourcing of expertise and capital as well as discrimination of main street companies, especially small, locally and fully owned business (not a Wall Street front). Such unreasonable practices lead to collapse of local engineering communities and often, permanent loss of unique expertise in the USA.
We also would like to discuss issue of incompetence and/or corruption of more and more corporate decision makers or their pones resulting in real threat to important engineering standards, including safety ones, causing real material damage to economy and sometimes even loss of life. We also address role of, unfortunately, completely idle engineering associations, which abandoned their constituents and their cry for support decades ago, serving exclusively state and corporate interest.
We will surely touch upon fallacy of toothless corporate/governmental “diversity programs” and their cruel intentions of promoting their own cronies rather than genuine attempt to level plain field in crushing competition from engineering behemoths. Also we take on technologically outdated, outmoded, unenforceable laws that often serve purpose of neither maintaining engineering standards nor market protection.
We will definitely inquire about contradiction of dramatic absence of women engineers in businesses vs. abundance of women in engineering businesses and its consequences for push for equality.
Finally, we will try to cover wide variety of current topics of general engineering, investment and technological interests in economical, political and historical context.