Cash-strapped cities threaten to close schools and fire teachers, Mar 10th 2011
Neither Providence nor Newark has plans to close as many schools as Detroit may have to. The beleaguered city has seen pupil enrolment plummet by more than 50% in the past decade, as residents move elsewhere in search of jobs. Falling state aid and dwindling local property taxes have only reinforced the trend. The school system needs radical restructuring.
Education policy: School’s out | The Economist.
NO ONE saw it coming. Three months ago the rulers of Tunisia and Egypt, Libya and Bahrain seemed firmly in control. Dissent of any kind, let alone revolutionary change, was nowhere on the horizon. Now it’s anybody’s guess which country will be next.
This is not unusual. The US military tries to predict political instability, and the results, while secret, have apparently been poor. “We have never once gotten it right,” Robert Gates, US Secretary of Defense, said last week.
Scientists who study mathematically complex systems claim we can do better.
putemI predict a riot: Where the next dictator will fall – physics-math – 03 March 2011 – New Scientist.
Jedan od klasika francuske politologije – online:
The Return of Political Philosophy, by Pierre Manent
Article | First Things.
The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions, by Eugen Maria Schulak and Herbert Unterköfler appeared first in German. It has been a sensation: the first and most authoritative source on this hot topic. This new English translation, complete with a vast scholarly apparatus of citations and bibliographies, is academic at its core but also easy-to-read, entertaining, and fascinating on every page.
The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions — Mises Economics Blog.
Živimo u frivolnoj epohi. Ein Gespräch mit dem Philosophen Peter Sloterdijk über die Finanzmarktkrise.
As budgets shrink and tuitions rise, a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows how public, private and for-profit institutions are spending their money. Check out the expense breakdown of four year public institutions in 2009, and compare it with that of two- and less-than-two year institutions. See how private colleges and universities spend their money here.
early in the 21st century, we are losing our understanding and appreciation of immigration as an integral part of the American Dream. Why have immigration issues become so politically radioactive? The real and growing security risks to our nation and the economic competition we face, particularly from emerging economies, color our perception. Yet, despite the incendiary rhetoric about immigration, it has always been true — and is still true — that the benefits of immigration significantly outweigh the risks. For just one example, with an aging population, we face the prospect of a labor force that is too small. Immigrants can help
vidi: David J. Skorton: A Nation of Immigrants in a Borderless World.
How To Waste A $200 Million Federal Grant In Ten Years, Eric Falkenstein, Business Insider. I oni znaju.
Što je Mubarak navodno naučio od pokreta koji je srušio Miloševića? Revolution U – Otpor, CANVAS, Burma, and the Egypt Revolution – By Tina Rosenberg | Foreign Policy. A evo varijante iste misli u hrvatskom izdanju New York Timesa (28.2.2011)…
Hitler vs. Stalin: Who Killed More?March 10, 2011Timothy Snyder Hitler vs. Stalin: Who Killed More? by Timothy Snyder | The New York Review of Books. Američki povjesničar za noviju povijest raspravlja o temi o kojoj se i kod nas često priča… samo što se kod nas raspravlja o ustašama i partizanima.