Posts by Kathleen McCaffrey  (Page 7)
 

Can Newt be next?

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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2011 at 1:53pm 5/16/2011 at 1:53pm
Kathleen

The Donald won’t be running for president after teasing (threatening?) the American people for a few weeks. I’m glad that the less serious candidates are start...
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Regulatory capture

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:15pm 5/12/2011 at 2:15pm
Kathleen

I wonder if this will have any coverage:

“A few months ago, the Federal Communications Commission approved Comcast’s purchase of NBC by a vote of 4-1. At the time, many people joked that the commissioners were all just securing themselves a gig at Comcast for their post-FCC careers. Today, that joke...

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Only in New York….

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 1:40pm 5/10/2011 at 1:40pm

Kathleen

I just came back from having lunch with my boyfriend near his office in Battery Park. It’s a truly lovely day in New York, roughly 65° with clear blue skies. My day was going swimmingly, in fact, until I stumbled upon a rally of misfits protesting...
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Is your BA really BS?

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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2011 at 1:25pm 5/9/2011 at 1:25pm
Kathleen

I’ve written before about how higher education is the next bubble, and I’m glad that Mark Schneider of AIR has done some research on behalf of AEI to really hit the nail on the head. Here are your talking points, folks:

average lifetime earnings advantage for college graduates is well below the...

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Easterly sets the record straight

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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2011 at 12:26pm 5/9/2011 at 12:26pm
Kathleen

William Easterly, former Senior Adviser at the Macroeconomics and Growth Division of the World Bank, is the proprietor of AidWatch, an extremely well-done economics blog. Today Easterly does an exceptional job of articulating the mischaracterizations scholars like Francis Fukuyama have attributed to F.A. von Hayek.
Hayek’s view of knowledge was that...
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How much like the West should Singapore become?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 2:30pm 5/8/2011 at 2:30pm
Kathleen

I just finished a research paper on Singapore’s Second Industrial Revolution when, in the early 1980s, they incentivized growth in their tech sector to compete with other first world countries — a departure from their manufacturing-based economy. Most of their success was due to the stronghold the government had on the...
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Syrian Update

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:53pm 5/6/2011 at 3:53pm

Kathleen

My friend Jonathan is still in Syria. He has an update on his blog that I’m reposting here to decrease the traffic to his URL:

Things I’m Sick Of

I don’t want to start today on a negative note, (or with a blog title that ends in a preposition) but I’ve been in...
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Slope Day

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:24pm 5/6/2011 at 2:24pm
Kathleen

Today is Slope Day, a Cornell tradition on the last day of classes. A few thousand members of the Cornell community gather on our enormous slope that separates the West Campus from the Arts Quad to listen to music and, well, drink.

I’m sure I’ll enjoy a few beers and...
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Mr. Daniels goes to Washington

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 2:37pm 5/4/2011 at 2:37pm
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If you subsidize them, they will come.

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Posted by    Monday, May 2, 2011 at 3:15pm 5/2/2011 at 3:15pm
Kathleen

“[The] University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proposing a new tuition structure to allow it to charge engineering students significantly more for a bachelor’s degree than it charges English majors. … According to research by Glen Nelson, senior vice president of finance and administration for the Arizona Board of Regents, only five institutions...
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“May Day” a sign of Mayday

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Posted by    Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:15pm 5/1/2011 at 2:15pm
Kathleen

May Day (May 1st) is a celebration of worker “rights” (and springtime, but, really..). Of course, as we’ve seen in Wisconsin, worker rights are usually translated into jargon that reads as “my comforts are more important than yours, taxpayer!” Unionized labor in places like Greece and Portugal, whose pensions and statism...
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Daniels Scores Big

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Posted by    Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:05pm 4/30/2011 at 2:05pm
Kathleen

I’m really proud to see Chris Christie cracking down on the public teachers union in NJ, but I think he could take a page from Mitch Daniels’ book after seeing the latest piece of legislation the Indiana governor has helped bring to fruition….

The final components of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ education...

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An impressive lineup

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Posted by    Friday, April 29, 2011 at 1:52pm 4/29/2011 at 1:52pm
Kathleen
Today it was officially announced that Bloomberg will have a new editorial component.
Bloomberg View will be a comprehensive opinion resource and, I have to say, I’m really impressed by their lineup. Postrel and a few others will be on my GoogleReader, but I’m even looking forward to some of the...
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Absolute power…

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Posted by    Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11:04am 4/29/2011 at 11:04am

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Fight of the Century and a great mind of the century

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Posted by    Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 1:15pm 4/28/2011 at 1:15pm
Kathleen

Two talking points:

1. The Keynes v. Hayek Part II video was released today:


I was absent from the posting cycle on the 17th and I gave a few hints in this direction. Indeed, I made it to the final cut… sort of… in the background at 2:07.


2. I had the pleasure of...
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Milbank is getting creative.

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 3:53pm 4/27/2011 at 3:53pm
Kathleen

I have to say, I’m really not surprised by Dana Milbank’s latest Op-Ed in WaPo ‘Obama, lost in thought.’

There’s too much going on in the poor guy’s head…. “What distinguishes Obama particularly is the depth and carefulness of his thinking, which renders him somewhat unfit for politics,” said Jonathan Haidt, a...

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Bolduc nails it.

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 1:40pm 4/26/2011 at 1:40pm
Kathleen

Brian Bolduc of National Review has an excellent Op Ed in The Crimson today detailing the “facts of life” after Harvard:
College is a holiday from history, during which you have few real responsibilities—that is, the kind you can’t talk your way out of. After four years of it, you get to...
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