I would think that one of the things that is coming… is the death of distance. We are basically no longer having to use airplanes… Read More »Joel Mokyr on the death of distance (2013 edition)
Good discussion of the dynamics of transient poverty vs persistent poverty, issues with The System and how hard it is to change, whether education helps,… Read More »Podcast recommendation: Mark Rank and Russ Roberts on poverty in the US (Econtalk)
I highly recommend this episode of Econtalk with Matt Ridley talking about how innovation makes inventions useful by making them available, affordable and reliable. The… Read More »Recommendation: Econtalk with Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works
This extract is from is a great Econtalk discussion of How the Other Half Learns. Recommend. Robert Pondiscio: They [Success Academy Charter Schools] require an… Read More »The water we swim in: Robert Pondiscio on culture and school performance
I’ve been reflecting on this theme for the last few days, and I teared up when I came across this. HT: Russ Roberts, here.
This is a fantastic interview that takes Andy Matuschak‘s controversially titled essay as a springboard for a not-really-controversial but fascinating discussion of teaching, learning and… Read More »Podcast recommendation: Econtalk – Andy Matuschak on Why Books Don’t Work