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Apr 20 2014
 by Bill B. May

HIGHER EDUCATION

The Right Way To Look At Education

Thomas Friedman writes a story about what kids should look for in their college education.  It is analytical skills, he says as a result of interviewing an HR person at Google.   The ability to think logically is something that is sorely missing in society.  The only quibble I had with the article was when he talked about economics and how it is merging with social disciplines.  That is not new.  Many economics giants knew that all along.  Economics is about people and what decisions they make, usually having to with monetary things. But it is not the science of materials; it is the science of people.  In the last 100 years, some thought that economics was the same as the hard sciences.  It is not and never was. 

SCHOOL CHOICE

Competition Works Again

Almost always, competition makes things better.  That is certainly true in school.  The Reason Foundation’s Jim Epstein talks about a NYC mother who was persistent about getting her child got into a charter school.  It made all the difference and it even improved the rotten school she had been assigned to.  

THE AMERICANIZATION OF

MUSLIMS

Second Generation Become More Radicalized

So says,  Raymond Ibrahim.  Muslims see the wonders of freedom and liberty; then they apply it to their religion and it all comes out backwards.  Our freedom to do what we want comes out as their liberty to kill infidels.  They forgot an important piece of the liberty concept; namely, you don’t have the freedom to violate the liberty of others.   This applies to the other concepts of Western civilization.  They take the liberal (in the original definition of the word) aspects and apply it to the cockeyed ideas of their religion.   Liberty is not a concept for which they are familiar. 

EASTER

Pope Francis, Huge Crowd Joyously Celebrate

Easter

Crowd overflows from St. Peter's Square for Pope's Easter Mass under sunny skies
 
 
Bill B. May brings you a new book, The Caveman Explores Politics and Economics, explaining the intricacies of economics. Learn how politics and economics interact to negatively impact society. Politicians react to deficits by raising tax rates to cover spending. They also print money to supposedly boost the economy. Find out why these methods don't work and why opposite measures should be the course of action. Become an informed citizen and read this book.
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