Greg, it’s funny how if yah get the math, science, and engineering right … then the economics and politics falls into place … and remains in-place long after the ideology-first politicians and the paid corporate shills are forgotten.
A comprehensive account of how, back in the 1950s, those nutty PhDs — including von Neumann, Ramo, et al. — launched a little enterprise called “The Computing, Electronics, and Aerospace Industry” is Neil Sheehan’s A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon (Random House, 2009).
Oh yeah … in their spare time these same 1950s “Tea Pot” nutjobs who launched the computing, electronics, and aerospace industries warned us that AGW was coming.
Weird, huh? Gosh … maybe these 1950s “Tea Pot” nutjobs were 100% right?
A Fiery Peace in a Cold War
Chapter 34: The Tea Pot Committee