Monthly Archives: November 2011

Why Don’t Economists Understand Innovation in Education?

Chicago Booth School of Business hosts The Initiative on Global Markets which explores the extent to which economists agree or disagree on major policy initiatives.  In this poll, they are asked, “Public school students would receive a higher quality education … Continue reading

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How the Endless Process of Division of Labor and the Entrepreneurial Identification of New Niches Would Transform Education If We Allowed it To Do So

I don’t actually have time to write a complete account of “How the Endless Process of Division of Labor and the Entrepreneurial Identification of New Niches Would Transform Education If We Allowed it To Do So” this morning, but I … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Help the Poor with Government Funding of Education?

I’m all in favor of giving the poor direct cash transfers, such as the Negative Income Tax or Citizen’s Dividends. But the more I think about education the more I wonder if government funding of education is not part of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Seagram, Fighting, and Happiness

While creating a Socratic middle school program at an inner city Anchorage public school, one of the students I was working with was Seagram.  Already by 7th grade, 13 or so years old, he was six foot two or more, … Continue reading

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OWS and Educational Inequality

In John Mackey’s most recent Conscious Capitalism talk, at the CEO Summit, he brought up the fact that, on a global basis, the form of inequality that we ought most to be concerned about is inequality of economic freedom:  Poor … Continue reading

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