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The Causes of Systemic Disasters

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The popular response to 2008 and what has followed is to focus on the single cause -- subprime, deregulation, globalization, greed, compensation -- and fail to separate out precipitating factors from less satisfying, more complex and ambiguous causes.

Craplex Cockpit Computers 8 -- Unsafe At Any Speed

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

British FAA: Cockpit Computers Unfit For Human Consumption 2 Hal beats Dave at chess ...

Causes and Consequences of the BP Oil Catastrophe: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and What We Will Never Know

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is one, and only one, way to ensure that deep water oil drilling never again leads to catastrophe, and that is to discontinue all deep water oil drilling. Period.

Software Snakes on a Plane 2 -- The Phone Interview

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

Dr. Nancy G. Leveson said, "There will always be another software bug; never trust human life solely on software." This assessment is significant when Sam Fleishman asks about the Boeing 777 rogue computer.