Dolphin-stumpSmart managers fire people quickly when they take over. For all of the complaints I hear about employment-at-will, I am pretty sure I’ve seen more bad people kept around than good people fired.

Some say that college rankings are ruining higher education. I know they play a role in my alma mater restricting future enrollment growth. Looks like gaming them is effective, however.

In the longer term, liberal arts majors make more than professional majors. What they mean, though, is “liberal arts majors are more likely to go to grad school and so end up making more money.”

At Scientific American, David Skorton argues that scientists should embrace the liberal arts.

William Saletan looks at the numbers and says that it’s just not true that most Americans oppose the legality of most abortions. Which is right, though even by the poll he cites, most Americans support a stricter regime than Roe v Wade allows for. Oddly, American views haven’t changed since RvW passed.

How in the world can you write an article about real life superheroes in costumes and not have photographs?

Why do people need to google to ask why Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan are so cold? Can’t they look at a map? Here’s a map of people asking google why states are something they are.

Amazon is talking to networks about a set top box. Kindle TV? Wired says Netflix is going to rule TV.

I recently wrote a link on the virtues of pessimism. Today, the benefits of optimism.

The meaning of the finger.

DNA has solved a Titanic hoax.


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2 Responses to Linkluster Counties in Texas

  1. In the longer term, liberal arts majors make more than professional majors.

    FWIW, the study is a bit wonky because it also looks at people in their 50s and 60s, and while that group is at peak earnings age, they’re from the generation where any college degree was better than no degree at all. Compounded with years of service with their employer(s), so have managed to do well from remaining with the same job for years, while in other cases just simply having “previous experience” gives them some degree of an alternate to having a masters degree.

    FWIW, I wonder how many of those liberal arts grads are teachers. While teaching pays poorly in the South, up here, it’s not uncommon to make $95K per annum in some districts after some years of service.

  2. trumwill says:

    from the generation where any college degree was better than no degree at all.

    That’s a really good point.

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