Better Than No Options At All

Like most professions, educators love to focus on projects that appear new and exciting rather than old and staid. Since computers are the eternal favor of the month, tech-oriented projects have attracted the attention of educators.… MORE >>

Philanthropy and the National Parks

This week marks the centennial of the National Park Service: On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, which established the National Park Service.… MORE >>

The Climate Change Oligarchy

I’ve noted in the past how environmentalists have decided the best way to prove they are right is to call for bans on those who disagree with them.… MORE >>

Recent Decision Allows Graduate Students to Unionize

Mark Joseph Stern reports on the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling on Tuesday, August 23rd, that graduate students at private universities have the right to form unions.… MORE >>

Does the Inequality Paradigm Measure Up?

Ford Foundation president Darren Walker wrote last year about the need for a “new gospel of wealth,” nodding in the direction of Andrew Carnegie’s famous 1889 treatise that has for its part so shaped the modern philanthropic establishment.… MORE >>

U.S. Relinquishes Power over the Internet’s Naming System to a Global Nonprofit

The Obama administration has announced that as of October 1st, the U.S. will relinquish its power over the internet’s Domain Naming System, DNS, which is one of the most important components of Internet governance. … MORE >>

Cops Prove Expert at Placing a Face

The New Yorker’s Patrick Radden Keefe reports on the fascinating case of British “super-recognizers”—highly specialized detectives capable of remembering faces with an almost computer-like accuracy.… MORE >>

The Best Way to Raise 13 Kids? Ask for Help.

Washington Post editor Erica Johnston writes in that paper’s magazine last week about the Fatzingers, a family of fifteen living economically in Bowie, Maryland. The huge Catholic clan lives off of just one modest income—father Rob makes roughly $110,000 a year as a software tester.… MORE >>

Are App-Obsessed Millennials Really Too Individualistic?

Numbers from Pew released in March of 2015 continue to affirm what everyone already knew: that Americans stand out from other countries in the world when it comes to individualism.… MORE >>

When Tastes Are A Little Too Specific

In a recent issue of Wired magazine, Elise Craig reports on the harmful effects of niche dating apps. Whereas big-tent dating sites like basically just throw everyone together into one big pool, more and more boutique sites now cater to oddly specific tastes.… MORE >>
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