Monday, August 22, 2011
I have contracted a case of viral meningitis while on vacation. I am home now but still very sick. I am going to take a bit of a hiatus while I heal up. I hope to be back blogging again sometime around the 1st of September.
Thanks for your loyalty.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I recently met Jonah Goldberg at a conference in L.A. We shared some great conversation and pleasantries. He told me when the L.A. Times took up his syndicated column, Barbara Streisand called them up and canceled her subscription. That is unambiguously a sign of success. If you are teeing off "Babs" you have to be doing something right.
Here is his recent column on the progress of feminism. Read some of the statistics...more women are in college now then men. More graduate, get better jobs and accumulate more assets than the dudes who got through college chugging brewskies and hitting the bong. Indeed, women who have never been married and have no children make more than their male counterparts. And I say "Girl Power!" As I tell all my female students, my fondest wish for them is that they accumulate human capital and get careers so that they will never have to depend on a man, or significant other, for their sustenance.
It is very clear that now the fight for female equality, indeed even human decency, is in the Islamic world.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
I wonder if this paper will count toward tenure?
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Some clues to the jobless recovery...and why there is a gap between rich and poor. 13.9 million people adrift.
If you can make it to the end of this very informative article, don't read it while eating. You will find that "workers without college degrees find well-paying jobs scarce in the modern U.S. economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are 25.3million Americans over age 25 without high-school diplomas: Only 9.8 million, or less than 40% of them, were working in June. About 1.6 million said they were looking for work; the rest weren't even looking." This is one of the saddest things I have read recently. Perhaps prayer will help.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Robert Barro calls the president "Robin Hood." He told Joe the plumber exactly what he was going to do.