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The First Truly Literate Generation

EducationMedia and Culture

Blog06/06/2006

Remember those silly days in the 1990s, when Clinton, Gore, and their friends cobbled together our money to put computers in every classroom and community center? The hope was that the computer...

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A Fair Wage

EducationTaxes and SpendingCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/12/2006

You hear it from them all the time; teachers just want a fair wage. Oh, well who doesn't? This line of thought begs two questions: How are wage rates established in a free market? And, are market wage rates fair?

 

How are wage rates established in a free market?...

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Clever, Cooperating Undergrads

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/12/2006

In an effort to spice up the otherwise dreadfully boring section in my micro class on different industry types (price takers vs. searchers, oligopoly, etc.), I always have an "experiment" to demonstrate the difficulties of cartel formation. These aren't controlled experiments so I don't bother...

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Tenure's Tenure

EducationMoney and BanksPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/21/2006

"Dad Dean" considers university tenure systems at insidehighered.com.

Tenure certainly meets the needs for security and predictability, but it does so by granting impunity and saddling a college with immovable costs...
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Report from the University Francisco Marroquin (UFM)

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

Blog01/28/2006

I have the great pleasure to report that I am currently at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin (www.ufm.edu.gt) as a visiting professor teaching three courses on Austrian Economics.

While I teach advanced courses on Austrian Economics, mainly dedicated to capital-based macroeconomics and...

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Why Johnny Can't Read

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog01/14/2006

Stupid in America: How We Are Cheating Our Kids:

Education reformers like Kevin Chavous have a message for these parents: If you only knew.
Even though people in the suburbs might think their...
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Report on the Austrian Student Scholars Conference

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

Blog11/10/2005

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending, for the second time, the Austrian Student Scholars Conference at Grove City College. 22 students from various colleges gathered together to present and discuss their research. The topics...

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In the American free-market shrines

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/30/2005

Rosamaria Bitetti spent the summer in the US attending various seminars. She wrote this article providing helpful and interesting tips for fellow Italian students. Translation by David Perazzoni:

August is...
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Fed Offers Financial Education

EducationThe Fed

Blog07/30/2005

If the Mises Site is not enough, there is now another source on the web for economic education (this via Jeff Scott):

FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR TEENS
The Federal Reserve and USA Today launched a new online project intended to teach middle school and high school...

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The end of the classroom as we know it

EducationTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/24/2005

The Huntsville Times was prompted by Bill Gates's good comments on education to interview others on the topic, and I was among them.

Note the person quoted at the end of the piece, who suggests that the solution to the public school problem is for the government to get the kids earlier (...

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