Month: January 2013

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This is an odd idea: Should Colleges Ban Double Majors? Tucked in a list of suggested reforms issued last week for how U.S. colleges could increase graduation rates is a recommendation that schools “narrow student choice” in order to promote completion. It’s an interesting idea — one that seems to go against the notion of […]
Terry Allen has a useful overview of the unnecessary health risks of clothing production experienced by largely female workforces in the developing world: These expendable workers, mostly young women, cycle out when they become too infirm or, like Willi, land other jobs. Most of the health threats affect only workers, but some travel with the […]

Law and Economics

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On January 31, 2013

The New York Times has a front-page story about the ongoing collapse in the number of people applying to law school (from 100,700 in 2004 down to about 54,000 this cycle, with a 38% total decline over

The Day In Hackery

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On January 31, 2013

TNC on Mamet: All jest aside, I find the process that produces this sort of work to be utterly amoral. I’ve said this before, but this is the kind of writing that would get you bounced out of an

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