Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks.
When considering the available options for gifted high-school kids, the Advanced Placement (AP) program may not be the first thing that comes to mind. That’s too bad because AP might be America’s most effective large-scale “gifted and talented” program at the high school level. That’s a conclusion we reached while researching and writing Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement, published last month by Princeton University Press.
The Hoover Institution celebrates its centennial year with a new exhibition from the Hoover Library & Archives, Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century, opening October 10, 2019. The exhibition features a variety of archival materials and historical artifacts from the last one hundred years that illustrate the work of the Hoover Institution since it was established in 1919.
History shows that Christopher Columbus crossed an ocean and found dry land during this month in 1492, lost his flagship off the coast of Haiti just two months later, then died the following decade an exonerated man with his wealth restored (though the whereabouts of his remains is still contested).
Herewith a relatively trivial but, I hope, fun application of marginal thinking. Actually two applications: a subtler one by my non-economist wife (who has lived with an economist for 37 years) and an obvious one by me.
As trade wars between the US and China dominate financial markets, Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin has assured pension funds that the world order that has been in place since World War II remains intact.
Who in America today paying even scant attention to the Left's plot to unseat President Trump has not heard of Adam Schiff? While he was not a party to the origins of the coup, once the Mueller investigation/cover-up was begun, Schiff became the self-designated point man, the dedicated fool, the clown, the person who would daily promise that Trump was going to be found guilty of colluding with the Russians in order to win the election.
Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection.