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Craig
"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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My older daughter and her colleagues, as well as I, vote for "bad idea". Continue reading
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An answer to another of life's most pressing questions. Continue reading
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One man's long, lonely search for a lost 16th century Spanish (earlier Viking?) ship in the California desert. Hey, stranger things have happened. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
I didn't really need to know that exactly why Doritos are tasty, but I still found it interesting. Continue reading
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As a former Phillies fan--take Gene Mauch and the '64 Phils; please!--I can empathise with the man. UPDATE: Link fixed now. Thanks, Michael. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
This sounds like a whole truckload of stupid. Equity advocates’ central premise is that teachers, not students, are to blame for the racial-equity discipline gap. They claim that teachers’ biases, cultural ignorance, or insensitivity are the gap’s primary causes. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
It's difficult for me to believe that this can go on for too much longer. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
By a self-proclaimed Liberal: School choice is not a fantasy of right-wing ideologues. For parents of means, it is a reality. They are able to either pay for private schools or move to districts with high-quality public schools. What school... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
One of the fundamental laws of life. Ignore it at your peril. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
"Cockroaches fly in the South," "You should never schedule a wedding in the fall," "Remember Waffle House," "There's more butter on the veggies than on the bread," "People actually listen to Garth Brooks," and more. Kinda related: "23 Kinda Important... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
Technology just keeps changing. I was going to write "advancing" but changed my mind. "It would never happen a few years ago, but lately I've been noticing a trend of computer illiterate undergrads in my computing class. Guess a highschool... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
Both Wolfpack and Duke fans had a lot of fun with this statement by Lawrence "Bubba" Cunningham: "Is this academic fraud? Yes, it is by a normal person's standards. But by the NCAA definition [it is not]." (Translation: Sure, we're... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
If should just be a rule: if no one can try to replicate it, it isn't science. I don't care what kind of data you're using. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
Hayek had politicans' number: Rise of the Unscrupulous and the Uninhibited “Why the Worst Get on Top” is the title of Chapter 10 of The Road to Serfdom (1944), and it lays out the problem. In describing the dilemma of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Newmark's Door
This could be a result of many factors, but Republican political control of the state probably helped. “Even as the majority of other states face revenue shortfalls and budget crunches, Republican state leaders’ tax cuts and disciplined spending have generated... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Newmark's Door
Local control of education is best. Almost any aggregate statistic collected by bureaucrats can be gamed: A researcher at University of California, Santa Barbara, though noted that “One of the criticisms I have of the graduation rate as an accountability... Continue reading
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They just never learn: Some years ago, Anthony Downs elaborated and popularized the idea with his "Law of Peak Hour Congestion." Here is a nice summary. Without pricing, extra road capacity will simply attract traffic from other sources (other modes,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Newmark's Door
Sounds good to me. I think K-12 schools should do a lot more of this. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Newmark's Door
I don't know what the fuss is about means testing Social Security. This piece makes it clear that with an 85% tax rate possible it already is. UPDATE: I misread the article. See the first comment below. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Newmark's Door