Is Yale throwing free expression under the bus in an attempt to cure campus racism? The authoritarian impulse to have Christakis fired is alarming and over the top. Treating the students like children, and supporting authoritarian responses to free expression are not solutions. They are wrong from both a normative free expression perspective and a consequentialist perspective. Continue reading
I completely agree: David Coleman, president of the College Board, who helped design and promote the Common Core, says English classes today focus too much on self-expression. “It is rare in a working environment,” he’s argued, “that someone says, ‘Johnson, … Continue reading
In an earlier post I argued that the Financial Aid process is a private progressive pricing mechanism. Here is Evan Soltas arguing an equivalent point: What has happened is a shift toward price discrimination — offering multiple prices for the … Continue reading
Many private pricing systems also attempt to achieve a progressive effect. The most ham-handed and frustrating mechanism comes from colleges. You need to fill out a FAFSA form to apply for financial aid, and any savings your family has accumulated … Continue reading
This should be interesting: The Myth of American Meritocracy | The American Conservative. Exhaustive documentation of the unlikely outcomes in college admissions. Along with this related article: Paying Tuition to a Giant Hedge Fund.