Current Affairs

"The Coming Disruption"

Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at NYU--and who was really right, early, on how ridiculous WeWork's plans were--provides his thoughts on the future, post virus, of higher education

The interview is interesting, but I'm skeptical of his main prediction that the Ivies and Ivy-equivalent institutions will grow tremendously, as in "In ten years, it’s feasible to think that MIT doesn’t welcome 1,000 freshmen to campus; it welcomes 10,000." MIT and the Ivies could have expanded enrollment a lot any time in the past 30 or 40 years. They didn't. While he discusses a bit why they didn't, I think he underestimates the power of the forces that keep those enrollments down.

Related: "Post-pandemic, four-year colleges need to change — or face extinction".


"Givers and Takers: Democratic governors’ arguments that their states are 'donors' doesn’t hold water."

Leave it to Liberals to try to get almost everybody on government assistance but then to complain bitterly if, say, Wal-Mart employees try to collect some or folks living in red states. But this piece examines the claim that blue states are actually subsidizing red states.

What a surprise: even if they are, it's largely the fault of Liberal policies