People who've experienced really big government first hand often tend to . . . dislike it.
One reason why K-12 education doesn't function as well as it should:
Four representatives of the Chicago Teachers Union, including a member of its executive board, visited Venezuela in July and returned with high praise for the socialist polices of President Nicolás Maduro, whose corrupt and dictatorial regime has sparked rebuke from some 50 nations around the world.
I believe this: "They make fewer promises that they have no way of keeping."
This is a piece that updates Monday's post "Econ Students Debunk Study Showing Drastic Rise in Hate Crimes Following Trump Rallies".
The authors of the original study have replied to the Harvard students' critique. I think it would take more time than I'm willing to spend to try to sort it out.
Columbia tops the list at a few bucks--what's $570 among friends?--less than $60,000.
Posted on the off chance that you don't have enough to worry about.
But hey, the Times also proffers some help: "Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here’s How to Quit Worrying".
Liberals ask: why do you deplorable conservatives distrust government so much? Here's one relatively small example why.
(Where I live, $42K per year can send 1.5 kids to the most expensive private school in the county, probably the state.)
Two excellent paragraphs:
Getting good teaching evaluations is not difficult. Teaching well is a complicated enterprise involving professorial expertise (students cannot measure this), articulation (students cannot measure this), judgment (students cannot measure this), the ability to measure what students apprehend (students cannot measure this), and fairness (only a minority of students can measure this).
Students can assess how much they enjoy classes in the near term; they cannot assess how much a class will mean to them in five, 10, or more years. How often I have heard university alumni declaim on how much a professor they had in years past meant to them without their realizing it at the time.
A point that's obvious but still underappreciated:
If so — if the rising costs of education, housing, and health care are causing ordinary Americans to tread water economically despite the falling work-time costs of most other goods and services — why would anyone suppose that the “solution” to this problem is more government intervention? No three sectors of the American economy are as heavily and as consistently distorted by taxes, subsidies, and regulations as are these three sectors.
Interesting extension of McCloskey's and Mokyr's work on the Great Enrichment.