Quote van de Dag: Systemic failure

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The blowout was not the product of a series of aberrational decisions made by rogue industry or government officials that could not have been anticipated or expected to occur again. Rather, the root causes are systemic and, absent significant reform in both industry practices and government policies, might well recur. […] Whether purposeful or not, many of the decisions that BP, Halliburton, and Transocean made that increased the risk of the Macondo blowout clearly saved those companies significant time (and money).

De commissie die de olieramp in de Golf van Mexico onderzocht komt met een aantal bevindingen (.pdf) en de conclusie is hard.