Via my older daughter.
Not what the article is about, but I see that Steppenwolf is nominated. MC5--kick out the jams!
That was music, people.
Who says rich people don't have problems?
Better than the one about a guy who murders his parents, goes to court, and pleads for mercy. Made me laugh out loud. Somewhere, Leo Rosten is smiling.
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
You know the drill by now: Give the points and bet on Big Al.
Intelligent words from the host of "Dirty Jobs," Mike Rowe.
Providing quality high school education is easy, folks: just combine motivated, well-parented kids with enthusiastic, dedicated faculty.
(Lest there be any doubt, the first part of the preceding sentence was sarcasm.)
In my experience this is so, so true:
In 10 years of teaching writing, I have experimented with different assignments, activities, readings, approaches to commenting on student work — you name it — all to help students write coherent prose that someone would actually want to read. And as anyone who keeps up with trends in higher education knows, such efforts largely fail. . . .
First, a simple truth: Students do not revise. This cuts to the very heart of how most of us teach composition. . . .
Weak drafts remain weak; stronger drafts get slightly stronger, but not by much.
Pat McCrory of North Carolina ranks second.
Excellent. (And, of course, the same is true of many other situations besides disaster recovery.)
Brad Gair, a disaster recovery manager in New York, said during the Frontline episode: “Did we put a bunch of money out? Yes. Is everybody mad? Yes. Did people get what they needed to get back into a home? No.” These horrifying stories were unfortunately a repeat of previous governmental responses to disasters — for example, after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew.
And it seems to me a merger with Amazon could go a long way to fixing this problem: "The Not-So-Wholesome Reality Behind The Making of Your Meal Kit".
The interview is six years old, but it's interesting and as almost always when I read McCloskey, I learned something. In this case, I learned about Weber's famous Protestant Work Ethic hypothesis: that Weber "himself gave it up" shortly after he formulated it and I learned why it's wrong.
Even though he believes a lot of crazy things he can occasionally stumble onto the truth.
I recommend a look at the table near the end and the couple paragraphs accompanying it.
I recommend that California politicians take heed. But I don't expect they will.
Other states have grappled with net outflow of wealth in recent years, and a few have found ways to reverse the trend—or at least stop the bleeding.
“Taxes are one of many reasons why people move, and they’re important ones that policy makers have control over and can do something about,” says Scott Drenkard, director of state projects at the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. “Whereas it’s hard if not impossible to change other reasons—such as education, which can take decades to improve, or the weather.”
Probably not a surprise, but this piece drops "evil clowns" from 2106th on my list of top worries to 102,106th.
(Whatever happened to all those UFOs, anyway?)
Sure sounds reasonable to me.
"Economists’ Normative Case for Government Intervention is a Very Poor Positive Theory of that Intervention"
Don Boudreaux beautifully offers truth in 143 words.
Related: "Quotation of the Day".
To anyone who is even passingly familiar with economic and regulatory history, the notion that the state is the – or even a – safeguard against monopolies is laughable.
Pee on the streets of San Francisco, trash on the streets of L.A. You can have your Liberal paradise; I'll stay in Dixie.
Prof. Peter Gordon nicely explains what might be labeled The Tragedy of Conservatism.
Small government (small politics) advocates will always have a tough time. What they offer comes up short in the fun department.
Take a wild guess. Terrific piece in the Weekly Standard.
(And yes, "predatory lending" is a very objectionable phrase, but that's part of the point of the piece: what's "predatory" depends on exactly who's doing the lending.)
Richard Fernandez explains how some Liberals--who else?--are committing one of the most basic economic errors.
This is a tough list to crack: Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl interception is only tied for 4th. (Probably because it wasn't too thrilling unless you were a Patriots fan.)
I think #1 is worthy.
"Why You Really Hate Tom Brady". (You have to read until nearly the end to get to the real reason, a reason I fully agree with.)
Call Bill Belichick what you want, but these accounts of his uncompromising life -- from prodigy to professional ballbuster -- reveal why history might one day call him the greatest.
An interesting but flawed attempt to defend believing in the Billy Goat Curse.
This "hardly followed the scientific method".
I can believe it.
Funny, at least to this non-Minnesotan.
#1 sure surprised me.
in college football."
I'd guess there's a good chance you'll find something here you'll like.