Daily Archives: April 23, 2012
Whether you like capitalism or not, all of that capitalist activity has made our environment dirtier and less healthy, right? Wrong. George Mason University economist Donald Boudreaux explained to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society today how industrialized societies have been “cleaned by capitalism.” In the video clip below, he offers one example. 2:15 p.m.Continue Reading
In the current media environment (i.e., the need to force the case for reelecting Barack Obama since the president’s policies have spectacularly failed to make the case for them), high gasoline prices aren’t that big of a problem. Why, the problem’s just overblown; it’s all the fault of the Iran, or it’s just a signContinue Reading
Today, the Republican leadership in the NC Senate released details of the Excellent Public Schools Act. The comprehensive K-12 reform package includes the following components: Adding new reading-intensive instruction for students who struggle with reading. Emphasizing the importance of literacy by ending social promotion of students who can’t read at grade level by the endContinue Reading
Donna Martinez profiles the 10th Congressional District Democratic primary for Carolina Journal Online.
Unfortunately, in the highly politicized atmosphere at many American colleges and universities these days, it does. In today’s Pope Center piece, Professor John Staddon of Duke writes about the unseemly response that a research paper has received there.
The opening editorial in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek tells us the federal minimum wage — “the current wage floor” — is far too low. It seems the editorial writer needs to review his basic economics. Then he would learn that the minimum wage is a “cruel hoax.”
The latest Bloomberg Businessweek profiles President Nido Qubein’s businesslike approach to boosting High Point University. Sitting in his office beneath an American flag and an oversize campus map, Qubein talks of creating a “paradigm shift” in higher education. The campus improvements are intended “to create an environment in which [students] aspire to become extraordinary,” heContinue Reading
Geroge Leef has staked out a position that college is oversold and that we’re in the midst of a higher education bubble. A new Bloomberg Businessweek article adds more grist to Leef’s mill. With tuition up more than sixfold in the past three decades—to $32,000-plus for four years at a state university and $83,000 inContinue Reading