100% of the people reading this post are reading this post (and other lies about statistics)

A friend recently shared an article about the Ice Bucket Challenge that claimed only 27% of the money raised is going towards research. Here's the article. Here's the headline: ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: ALS FOUNDATION ADMITS LESS THAN 27% OF DONATIONS FUND RESEARCH & CURES$95 Million Later: Only 27% Of Donations Actually Help ‘Research The Cure’I was pretty…

Prontra Kevin: more on tuition costs

Yes, prontra is a portmanteau of pro and contra, as I am both in favor of and against some of Kevin's propositions. The subsidies I described are going to the universities, not to the students, in exchange for a reduction in tuition. More like agricultural subsidies in this sense. I think his cause #3 is…

Required reading for every college student or instructor

If you haven't read this article from Atlantic Monthly yet, you owe it to yourself if you've been a college student, a student-athlete, or instructor. Consider this: the average NFL career is about three years. Less than 1% of collegiate athletes will make it to the NFL and earn appropriate compensation for the hard work…

Murray On Education

Charles Murray has a critique of the "everybody must get a bachelor's degree" mindset which is prominent in American life. I do agree with the idea that government should get out of the student loan business (and, unfortunately, they're doing the exact opposite.  Because student loans are totally related to health care and all), and…

My Next Research Project

I'm looking into how computer scientists drew on Hayek's work in The Sensory Order.  I'm still in the process of gathering articles to read, but I have found two articles:  one by Don Lavoie and one a bit later than the initial research.  I have to see if this is still a viable research angle,…

You Missed Your Calling, Tony

Instead of dropping out of your current school to go to National American University, you could get a degree in Intelligence Studies at American Military University.  That way, you could finally get into the CIA, rather than the [snort] DIA.