Monday, January 31, 2011

PSED: Panel Study for Entrepreneurial Dynamics

Here is a great site for the raw data on entrepreneurs. The University of Michigan has been studying entrepreneurs for many years. All of the data are publically available.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mother who lied about school district residence is convicted of felony

There is a very interesting story regarding educational policy transpiring in Ohio, USA. A Black woman was convicted of lying about her residence in an Akron suburb so her kids could attend a better school district. Several stories are listed below.

Here. NPR - Tell me more.

A Rosa Parks moment for education. A provovative headline for a "What would you do ?" editorial.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

NYT: Is Law school as waste of Money ?

Is Law school a waste of money ?? An by implication are many other professions ?? In many fields the cost of education can exceeds the long term return from salary and benefits. Many liberal arts professions are under water such as art, education, social service. College costs are too high. And employers are cutting back on subsidizing education.

New York Times report's that law school may have a negative return on investment. Here.

Law school is just a very "reportable" example.

NYT: For Blacks, progress in happiness

NYTs Article on the giant improvement in Black Happiness. The article is here.

The original paper is called "Subjective and Objective indicators of racial progress".

Wednesday, January 12, 2011