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Craig
"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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"Companies that structured some work into the form of part-time virtual jobs would find several upsides — first, a vastly expanded applicant pool." Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Newmark's Door
Bob Luddy is the founder of the Thales Academy schools here in Wake County and he sounds like an amazing man. Here's one tidbit: In 2013, the town of Rolesville, North Carolina got a new public high school that cost... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Newmark's Door
A few of the usual suspects and a whole bunch of others. Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Newmark's Door
The top two countries are obvious, but who number three is surprised me. Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Newmark's Door
Interesting conjecture that I, as a non-specialist in this line of research, hadn't heard before. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Scott Johnson at Power Line asserts, "At that price [$19.95/year] the CRB [Claremont Review of Books] affords the most cost-effective political education available in the United States of America." I can't guarantee that you'll like it, but I think that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
This piece by Ross Douthat in the New York Times is over a year old, but seems just as relevant now. But no less than Brexit-voting Cornish villagers, our global citizens think and act as members of a tribe. They... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
If you don't want to read the whole thing, the trick is this: keep your windows closed and turn the A/C on. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
There are some measurement problems, but the KIPP system, probably the largest charter system reporting, and the only network that tracks students from the 9th grade instead of just from the 12th grade, has a rate about 2.5 times the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Kevin D. Williamson does his usual excellent job. This is especially good: Let’s recap the slate of urban worries on the left. “Food deserts,” meaning a lack of availability of fresh food (or a lack of market demand for it),... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
"Best" is here defined as "impact per word". Hint: the author of the "best" paper was just 21 years old at the time of its publication. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Supposedly, "program-driven hedge funds" are having trouble. It's another example of market competition doing what it does. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
I thought light rail was dead in the Triangle. But no . . . . The N&O today is celebrating because there was a step forward in the process to soak Triangle taxpayers for a wildly inefficient, crony boondoggle: the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
As the poet wrote, "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley". And bureaucrats' plans, too. Who'd thunk it? "That Chicago Soda Tax Was An Even Bigger Hot Mess Than Predicted". "Disaster: Philly's Soda Tax Has... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Not that, for even one second, the actual scientific literature matters here, but I found this summary interesting anyway. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
I think having graduate students try to replicate published papers is a simply excellent idea. I tried it with my students a few times with some success. The profession, as is widely recognized, needs more replications. The graduate students may... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Except for a couple of gratuitous cracks in point 12 about the current administration ("Given the highly erratic behavior, strategic incongruity, and general unreliability of the US administration . . .), I think this is a sharp and helpful discussion. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Tyler Cowen: Remember the fiduciary rule, the one that “requires brokers to act in the best interests of savers and went into partial effect in June”? Who could be opposed to such a thing? But of course when a regulation... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
There a summary of the models involved near the bottom. (Link via Instapundit.) Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Ben Stein rejoices that neither he nor his father was at Katyn Forest. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Business Insider deigns to visit a Waffle House and discovers . . . it's pretty darn good. And hellaciously fast, too! Who knew truckers and Southerners could be right about something? Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
If he can just stay on the field, he should be awesome this year. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
If you're in Missouri, Tennessee, or South Carolina you're in luck. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
Well, it is kinda funny. (3.5 minute video clip.) Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
Mark Hemingway hits the nail on the head. If tattoos ever had a singular redeeming quality, the fact they are now inescapable has robbed them of it. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door