Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One issue not raised

Today's New York Times has a fascinating article reporting on apparent confirmation (subject to dispute) that the Titanic was done in by poor quality rivets and riveting at the Harland and Wolff shipyard where it was built.

One feature of H&W may (or may not) be relevant: recruitment and retention of skilled workers was surely more difficult when there was de facto discrimination against Catholics.

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