Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Monopoly of the Government Education Cartel
6:14 am edt
Learning is a noble pursuit, but the ancient Greek text is one of the few places where the Socratic
Method survives. Sanctioned political doctrine of required thinking is the mainstay in today’s august temples of purification.
Forget about a classroom, the curriculum core of New Age studies has no room for the classics, much less instructions into
the process of thinking itself. Except, of course for the need to electronically check off the loan applications and assign
grants to the business office. In the end, university is big business and developing intelligent graduates happens as an afterthought,
if at all.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Calico Discussed at The Google Camp
5:56 am edt
When the billionaire tech jet set decides to let down their hair, what do they talk about around the
campfire? According to the New Your Times
, "Google is sponsoring an elite conference this week at a golf resort in Sicily, with a guest list of chief executives,
investors and celebrities, all of whom were invited to bring their families. On the agenda are high-minded discussions of
global issues — along with relaxation by the Mediterranean Sea." How quaint! . . . For the real scoop, Here's What Went On At Google's Exclusive Conference For The Rich And Famous In Sicily
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
IMF Energy Carbon Tax
6:20 am edt
Well, the International Monetary Fund is at it again. It looks like controlling entire economy
conditions of nations is not enough for the IMF. The IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change
and lays out "exactly what it views as appropriate taxes on coal, natural gas, gasoline and diesel in 156 countries
to factor in the fuels' overall costs, which include carbon dioxide emissions, air pollution, congestion and traffic accidents."