An Engineer Looks At British Society
Author: Morrison, John L. M.
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 4, Number 1, March 1979 , pp. 17-26(10)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:In the course of a ridiculously abbreviated review, in which he studiously but no doubt unsuccessfully attempts to avoid political involvement, the author discusses from the viewpoint of an engineer – that is, a pragmatist accustomed to proceeding by honest and impartial trial and the systematic elimination of error – the present state and trends of British Society and the direction in which he would seek to effect improvement. The topic discussed include: inflation; unemployment; Gross Domestic Product and 'standard of living'; rewards, incentives and their long-term results; investment; crime and punishment; monopolies; education; defence; and the bicameral system of government.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
Publication date: 1979-03-01