People often ask what I think of Piketty. I have to admit: I haven't read his books (or pretended to). Life is short, and it's 1,000 pages.But Raghu Rajan has, and writes a splendid and well written review at the FT. Bottom line, the choir is singing:as a call for nations to enact...
As any teacher will tell you, motivation is key to learning. Highly motivated students will find ways to acquire knowledge and skills even in suboptimal circumstances. Students who have little interest in learning will be hard to teach no matter how well furbished the school.
Do we have your attention yet? I ran across the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, which thinks about the tail events that could destroy civilization.Here is a nice thought to keep you up at night, given how unprepared our governments have revealed themselves to be.
In addition to Bill Damon’s profound essay on “purpose,” Mike’s and my new book, How to Educate an American: The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow’s Schools, contains multiple contributions with powerful messages for social and emotional learning (SEL)—properly conceived—and for its many advocates, partisans, and practitioners.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the forthcoming updated edition of The Case for Trump, Joe Biden’s march to the nomination, the fear behind Coronavirus reactions, Iran’s descent in pariah state status courtesy of the administration’s “maximum pressure,” Elizabeth Warren’s descent into victim-mongering ex-candidacy, and papal kow-towing to Chinese Communists.
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says, I think the unwillingness to take a direct action to clean up has prolonged the state of malaise in the Indian economy. We can keep saying things are getting back and then yet another sort of financial sector firm gets into trouble.
The arrival of the coronavirus has plunged the stock market and led to calls for a massive government economic-stimulus package to remedy a possible recession. Reflexive calls for fiscal stimulus are often popular during recessions, for obvious reasons: Voters love tax cuts and spending benefits.
As Congress prepares to send the president a resolution directing him to terminate the use of U.S. forces for hostilities against Iran—the second joint resolution on war powers it has passed in a year (the first related to Yemen)—it is starting to seem like legislators are finally getting serious about their responsibilities for matters of war and peace.
“If one goes through enough numbers, one will eventually come upon some statistics that seem to fit one’s vision,” economist Thomas Sowell says in “The Quest for Cosmic Justice.” “These are what might be called 'Aha!' statistics. Other statistics which suggest opposite conclusions bring no Aha! but are more likely to be glided over and forgotten.”
Kevin Hassett, the former economic adviser to US president Donald Trump, has warned that the chance of the global economy falling into a deep recession from the coronavirus outbreak was “pretty close to 100 per cent.”
The failure of mainstream political parties to address a fast-spreading ideology intent on sowing government mistrust and excluding marginalized people is putting democracies around the world at risk, say Stanford scholars in a new white paper.