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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Harry Parker Dies at 77 - Guiding Hand in Rowing - NYTimes.com

Harry Parker Dies at 77 - Guiding Hand in Rowing - NYTimes.com

Noahpinion: I get what you get in ten years, in two days

Noahpinion: I get what you get in ten years, in two days

Deception by Derivative - NYTimes.com

Deception by Derivative - NYTimes.com

The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed - ProPublica

Greg Mankiw needs to experience more events like this. Inequality is about labor not even getter a fair start. It is about Pre tax advantages to corporations and not so much about after tax rates

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-expendables-how-the-temps-who-power-corporate-giants-are-getting-crushe

Is the labor market return to higher education finally falling?

The issue is not whether you go to college, it is what you do once you get there; what you study, how hard you work and what connections you make.

Is the labor market return to higher education finally falling?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

How Shareholders Are Ruining American Business - Justin Fox - The Atlantic

This is more of a case of "it depends". It is more or  a pendulum. Either shareholders or managers have the power to wreck a company. One must provide checks on the other. If not either runs amok.


How Shareholders Are Ruining American Business - Justin Fox - The Atlantic

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Safety: Hand Washing Lags - NYTimes.com

Safety: Hand Washing Lags - NYTimes.com

xkcd: Ice Sheets

xkcd: Ice Sheets

5 Ways to Meet the Right People

5 Ways to Meet the Right People

Bill Millin | The Economist


No matter what you do, do it well.

Bill Millin | The Economist

Getting More Bang for the Buck in Higher Education - NYTimes.com

Getting More Bang for the Buck in Higher Education - NYTimes.com:

From the comments:

 I like the correlation between vastly higher college costs (up 50%) and vastly greater effects of a college degree (earnings up 75%). As a university professor I can tell you exactly why college costs have soared (and no, it is not our salaries). It is accountability. 30 years ago at a typical university, professors had almost absolute power and autonomy. As human nature dictates, a surprising number used this complete lack of supervision as an opportunity to jack around. Unprepared classes and dreadful teaching became the national norm. Nowadays, times have completely changed. Universities are brimming with administrators and staff whose job is to keep tabs on things like student learning, retention rates, and so on. Professors are discouraged in every possible way from jacking around, and also from my observation today's generation of professors is very conscientious because there has been a surfeit of qualified people for at least 20 years now. All this supervision and self-study is not free or even cheap, and it is a major contributor to the cost of college now. Those who would suggest it is not needed, it doesn't matter because we cannot pare it down. Such elements are now required for accreditation of a modern university. We need so much more than blackboards, chalk, and grumpy old professors these days.

The Age of Fraud | The Big Picture

The Age of Fraud | The Big Picture

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013