I think rather than "controversial" the article is better described by "surprising". And Benford's Law and the Harmonic series diverging are the most surprising to me.
A review of Robert Putnam's book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Amy L. Wax.
I also highly recommend her "Engines of Inequality: Class, Race, and Family Structure," Family Law Quarterly, Fall 2007, the sort of article that gets her branded a "racist" at one of our finer institutions of higher education.
See also "Family Structure Matters — Science Proves It". (And as Glenn Reynolds often cracks, we don't want to argue with science now do we?)
A review in the Detroit Free Press. There's substantial good news but also some not-so-good news.
Where "professors" here explicitly means humanities professors and where the focus is not on demand but supply.
This approach to scholarship has little to do with what draws conservatives to the study the humanities and social sciences. For them, innovation and novelty are precisely the problem — and continuity with the past, not a radical break from it, is the solution. That's why they tend to favor core curricula that introduce students to the Great Books of the past.
"People in glass houses shouldn’t write mean peer review comments."
"After decades of failure, maybe government should get out of the business of giving dietary advice."
A hearty amen to that.
(But Glenn Reynolds notes--as he does more and more frequently these days--"But that would mean giving up on so many opportunities for graft and self-importance and control over others.")
"How a 51-year-old who was forced out of his job by cancer used a T-shirt startup to make $2 million in 8 months"
I hadn't heard of Teespring before. It certainly sounds interesting, but presumably all the easy money has been made by now.
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"If history is the gauge, then we should be preparing for a record hurricane season in the summer and fall of 2016 . . ."
Long Vanity Fair piece especially interesting for fans of the Man in the White Suit.