The Boeing 787 and X-51A WaveRider are recent examples of the non-intuitive, overwrought and hyper-engineered design-methodology associated with late-stage technocracies: looks pretty, won’t fly. Overcompensation for a pathological lack of common sense occurs when engineering intersects with sophistry, and sophistry arises when professional institutions are beleaguered by unmeritocratic and effectively ‘magical’ policies.
From Legislative Aphorisms – [XXI]: On the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 2025 – “This bill that we sign today is a revolutionary bill. It affects the lives of millions. It will reshape the structure of our daily lives, and add importantly to our wealth and power. Once again, though perhaps too late, national origins quotas will be reinforced. The chief blow to our commonwealth will be the precipitous decline in ethnic restaurants, however there is little question but that we will prevail nonetheless.”