Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Truth Fights Power in MO

September 11th, 2013

I meant to get to this yesterday and now the NYT editorial board beat me to it.  It’s an inspiring story about a type of political courage you see way too little of these days: a governor in a red state fighting against a harmful, regressive tax cut…and maybe even winning the fight! Gov. Jay… Read more

Is Economics a Science? (Spoiler alert: Nope…)

August 25th, 2013

Here’s an engaging read from this AMs NYT on why economics doesn’t qualify as a science, and, more fundamentally, asking what is it good for, anyway? On the first point, you’d probably be hard pressed to find even many economists willing to defend our discipline as a science, or at least anything resembling a hard… Read more

A Deeper Dive into Sequestration’s Impact on Head Start

July 12th, 2013

Each Monday, we run a series of links to articles showing the impact of sequestration across the land.  Often, these are localized impacts that don’t readily show up in GDP, enabling the chin-strokers on cable TV (yes, I’m one) to protest that the budget cuts have had no impact at all. As our weekly links… Read more