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Aligning Value Creation with Profitability Across Society

Most students of economics understand that one can more deeply align entrepreneurial value creation with environmental sustainability by ensuring that the costs of environmental degradation are internalized into the prices of products.  To take a simple example, because in most … Continue reading

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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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Ten School Designs: “Eye-poppingly liberating to the pedagogical imagination.”

The poet Frederick Turner said of my “Ten School Designs” that they were “eye-poppingly liberating to the pedagogical imagination.” We need hundreds, or thousands, of school designs, all far more radically unique than mine. I just received a newsletter from The Futurist … Continue reading

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The Issue Is Disruptive Innovation, Not Public Vs. Private Schools

In reading or listening to my passionate advocacy of school choice, many defenders of public education interpret me as being critical of public schools or claiming that private schools are necessarily better.  That is a profound misunderstanding. For me the … Continue reading

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From Native American Education to the Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation

From 1491:  New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann (in the paragraph below, “Dawnland” refers to the Massachusetts coast): “Boys like Tisquantum explored the countryside, swam in the ponds at the south end of the harbor, … Continue reading

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Socratic Practice as Disruptive Technology

My TEDx UFM talk is out, “Socratic Practice as Disruptive Technology.” I refer early on to Malcolm Gladwell’s Outlier’s regarding the Korean Airline crash, then to Sophocles’ Antigone, Socrates,  Julian Jaynes’ The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the … Continue reading

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