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Highlights From The Comments On DC Graduation Rates

Bizzolt writes: DC Public Schools HS teacher here (although I’m not returning next year, as is the case with many of my colleagues). As noted, one of the biggest factors in the graduation rates is the unexcused absences–if you look … Continue reading

Highlights From The Comments On Technological Unemployment

Thanks to everyone who commented on the post about technological unemployment. From Onyomi: Not saying I necessarily think this is what is going on, but one simple possible explanation for why technological unemployment could happen now when it never happened … Continue reading

Highlights From The Comments On Conflict Vs. Mistake

I. Thanks to everyone who commented on the posts about conflict and mistake theory. aciddc writes: I’m a leftist (and I guess a Marxist in the same sense I guess I’m a Darwinist despite knowing evolutionary theory has passed him … Continue reading

Highlights From The Comments On Dark Ages

Thanks to everyone who made interesting comments on yesterday’s post about Dark Ages. Several people challenged the matching of the economic/population decline to the “fall of Rome”. For example, from David Friedman: On the graph you are citing, 36 million … Continue reading

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Highlights From The Comments On My IRB Nightmare

Many people took My IRB Nightmare as an opportunity to share their own IRB stories. From an emergency medicine doctor, via my inbox: Thanks for the great post about IRBs. I lived the same absurd nightmare in 2015-2016, as an … Continue reading

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Highlights From The Comment Thread On Meritocracy

[followup to Targeting Meritocracy] Some commenters rightly question exactly what we mean by meritocracy. For example, Mark writes: Isn’t the real problem that we have no good system to identify who deserves power over others, in the most general sense? … Continue reading

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Highlights From The Comments On Cost Disease

I got many good responses to my Considerations On Cost Disease post, both in the comments and elsewhere. A lot of people thought the explanation was obvious; unfortunately, they all disagreed on what the obvious explanation was. Below are some … Continue reading

Highlights From The Comment Thread On School Choice

Several people including Yehoshua K and Freddie deBoer point out that “nonprofit” and “for-profit” are potentially meaningless terms in situations like these. IrishDude adds some context to the for-profit hospital scene by noting that companies are not allowed to open … Continue reading