Academic economists find that they can make whatever prognostications they like since they don’t have to live with the results.
Monthly Archives For June 2011
“We like legislation with broad expectations in which the curriculum is left to faculty to develop.” –
Paula Compton, Associate Vice Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents at the Center for American Progress. Ohio has “50 faculty panels which write learning outcomes the university is trying to achieve.”
Take Peter Edelman of the Georgetown Law Center who the D. C. bar describes as a “legend.”
States that respect individual autonomy are more successful than those which do not, according to Drs. William Ruger and Jason Sorens, affiliated with the libertarian Mercatus Center think tank at George Mason University.
Many presidents have, on occasion, done weird things—only one president of the 44 is Weird.
A troubled cabinet appointee finds two places he can go for solace—The Washington Post and George Washington University.
Austan Goolsbee, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and one of Barack Obama’s longest serving policy advisers, resigned suddenly on Monday just one day after struggling to defend the White House’s economic plan on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”
A think tank at Georgetown University predicts that the American job market will see multi-million job gains over the next decade, but it is far less definite about from where this bonanza will come.
Expediting India’s economic growth, including the tech industry, were the 1991 market reforms many academics attempt to downplay.
The president’s favorite think tank continues to press for more federal funding for public schools, even while acknowledging recent failures of such subsidies.