Thursday, January 12, 2006

Health, wealth & nannying

Popular Mechanics magazine has judged the top fifty inventions of the last half-century, and they're online here. And here's some tables (for the US) showing what such inventions have helped bring about -- historically significant rises in life expectancy across the course of the last century. Stephen Hicks, whose site has these links, describes the dramatic rises simply as "fruits of the Enlightenment."

And just to prove that Stephen regularly has all the links that are fit to print, here too is a meditation on wealth and how to make it -- hint: wage slavery is out; and allow those who make it to keep it -- and "Job seeking advice to start the year off right: Responses in an Interview for a Nanny Position That Will Almost Certainly Sink Your Chances of Getting the Job." Sample response:
I personally favor the French view that it is a mark of cultural sophistication for young children to imbibe wine. And I hate to drink alone.
SuperNanny. Not.

Linked Articles: Top Fifty Inventions,
Actuarial Study (Part V, Results),
How to Make Wealth,
Responses in an Interview for a Nanny Position That Will Almost Certainly Sink Your Chances of Getting the Job

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