Archive for September 16th, 2014

September 16th, 2014 - 9:49 pm § in America

HUMOR: How the DMV Undermines Democracy, Part II

by Keith Humphreys,The Reality-Based Community ……A I left the California DMV office in late August with a 30-day temporary license plate and the mandate to get a smog check. I was told to mail proof of said smog check and my other paperwork to the DMV. I accomplished this within a week a[...]

September 16th, 2014 - 8:53 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Beware of Investor-Run Alternative For-Profit Law Schools

Private equity firms have been investing in private, for-profit, law schools in a big way.  These “alternative” law schools (my terminology) are remarkably cheap to run, remarkably profitable, and churn out graduates with dubious employment prospects.  Bottom line:  Don’t get ca[...]

September 16th, 2014 - 11:06 am § in The Ave Scene

THE Ave Challenge: What is a fair wage for a University President?

Lets start at the top: How much do you think Drew Faust, President of Harvard, earns? $250,000 $500,000 $900,000 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $5,500,000[...]

September 16th, 2014 - 8:33 am § in Misc.

Mice Get Human Gene. Become Smart

FoxP2 may define Humanity, 500,000 year old gene FoxP2, a “transcription factor,  has a mutation that occurred more than half a million years ago in our African Ancestors, and could be the key to the most distinctive feature or our race: language. Foxp2  was first identified in a group of fa[...]