Monthly Archives: Studeni 2011

The Dwindling Power of a College Degree – NYTimes.com

Put od diplome do pristojnog posla više nije tako ravan…

The Dwindling Power of a College Degree – NYTimes.com.

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O Rodin-Kurelićevih 10 teza za reformu visokog obrazovanja – banka.hr

U časopisu Banka objavljen je moj tekst o Rodin-Kurelićevom prijedlogu reforme visokog školstva:

O Rodin-Kurelićevih 10 teza za reformu visokog obrazovanja – banka.hr.

“…. Trenutno se stanje u visokoj naobrazbi nekima čini potpuno kaotično, a drugima isuviše reglementirano. Vjerojatno su oba stava točna. Možda bismo najtočniju dijagnozu današnjega stanja visoke naobrazbe kod nas mogli sažeti tako da kažemo da je obrazovni kaos stvorio sveučilišni, fakultetski, katedarski ili neki sličan – korporativizam. Imam na umu zacementirane partikularne interese pojedinih sastavnica visokoga školstva koje zbog Ustavne odredbe o sveučilišnoj autonomiji, kao i zbog manjka realne moći bilo kojeg aktera u socijalnome dijalogu, nije moguće razbiti.

Budući da sam poznat po radikalnim i drastičnim stavovima (i da zbog njih trenutno neću snositi nikakvu političku odgovornost), reći ću da bi najbolja reforma našeg visokoškolskog sustava uslijedila kada bi se apsolutno svi nastavnici „iz javnoga sektora“ nekom lutrijom potpuno ispremiješali, kada bi, ogoljeli od korporativnih interesa morali početi akademski život u posve novim sredinama – posve ispočetka. Tek bi tada, lišavanjem partikularnih interesa, čini mi se, počela funkcionirati akademska i moralna načela. Jer kako stvari sada stoje, akademska načela tzv. „izvrsnosti“, u raspravu o reformama obično stižu tek na kraju, kada se socijalno pomire razni socijalni kriteriji. Time bi se, istodobno, dobilo sredstvo za ravnopravniji regionalni razvoj….”

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Darth Vader Claims Land Plot In Ukraine

Darth Vader Claims Land Plot In Ukraine. 🙂 na linku je i video:

Reuters reports that the dark side enthusiast visited the mayor’s office in Odessa this week citing new (and controversial) legislation that allows each Ukrainian citizen the right to own 1,000 square-meters of land along the Black Sea post. When stopped by police he had the following to say:

“I am Darth Vader, the right hand of Emperor Palpatine…”

“…Knowing that many deputies and the mayor have switched to the dark side… I have come for a land plot… for my space cruiser.”

His application is currently being considered.

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BI: There Isn’t A Single Politician In Italy’s New Government

Demokracija bez političara? There Isn’t A Single Politician In Italy’s New Government.

Duhovit i potpuno otkačen članak o demokraciji bez političara i s namjesničkim vladama napisao je inače u ovotjednom Globusu Željko Kardum.

No dobro, ti namjesnici moraju dobiti i potporu parlamenta, ili?

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Viši porezi? Da, ali ne meni! – Reason-Rupe Surveys : Reason Magazine

Results from the Reason-Rupe poll actually demonstrate a willingness by a majority of Americans to increase taxes on the “wealthy.” However these preferences depend greatly on how one defines wealthy. The poll asked the standard question “Do you think the federal government should increase taxes on the wealthy,” with 69 percent in favor and 28 percent opposed. However, respondents in favor were then asked what household income they would use to define someone who is wealthy and should therefore pay higher taxes. Respondents consistently listed incomes that were above their own, even high-income respondents, suggesting that people may want to raise taxes, but just not on themselves. Tax the Rich? – Reason-Rupe Surveys : Reason Magazine.

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62% Amerikanaca misli da “stimulusi” ne funkcioniraju : Reason Magazine

The justification for several rounds of stimulus spending, as President Obama explains it, is to boost hiring and provide a “jolt” to the stalled economy. However, a recent IPSOS Public Affairs poll finds that a clear majority of Americans are not convinced these stimulus policies have had a positive or meaningful impact on the economy. Rather, 62 percent believe that the stimulus bills Congress has approved in recent years have resulted in greater debt, compared to 28 percent who believe they have helped the economy. Reason-Rupe Surveys : Reason Magazine.

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College Tuition, Student Loans, and Unemployment : The New Yorker

James Surowiecki: Today Americans owe well over six hundred billion dollars in college debt. That’s a burden that’s hard to carry at a time when more than two million college graduates are unemployed and millions more are underemployed. College Tuition, Student Loans, and Unemployment : The New Yorker. U najnovijem broju Economista, brojka je znatno viša…

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Occupy Wall Street Is Not an Altruistic Movement – Reason Magazine

Occupy Wall Street Is Not an Altruistic Movement. Occupiers should stop pretending they know what’s best for everybody else.

Occupy Wall Street Is Not an Altruistic Movement – Reason Magazine.

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Jesu li penzioni fondovi državno sankcionirani financijski inženjering? – Reason Magazine

At the Republican presidential debate in Tampa on September 12, Mitt Romney said Rick Perry had needlessly “scared seniors” by calling Social Security “a Ponzi scheme.” Romney, more sensitive to the anxieties of retirees, prefers to say “the American people have been effectively defrauded out of their Social Security” (as he puts it in his 2010 book No Apology) because Congress has spent the program’s surplus revenue instead of saving it to pay for future benefits—the sort of crime for which bankers “would go to jail.”  Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme? – Reason Magazine.

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Jonah Lehrer: Ograničenja kao poticaj za kreativnost – Wired

Na svom blogu Frontal Cortex u časopisu Wired, Jonah Lehrer piše o ograničenjima kao poticajima za kreativnost. Prenosimo.

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