“Do It Yourself” Libertarianism

This post is about a video interview between Matt Welch of Reason TV and Jeffrey Tucker, the executive editor of Laissez Faire Books. The focus of their discussion is initially about bitcoin, but they go much further than that. Here’s the video. At about 5 minutes, it’s not terribly long. In my opinion most of … Read more “Do It Yourself” Libertarianism

Digital Badges are the New Skill Indicators

The digital age is taking over and the old methods of education are being out competed. The old method is degrees and diplomas. More recently in the 90s and later we started getting into certificates. Now we have badges. The following video defines badges as an indicator of accomplishment, skill, ability, quality or interest. They … Read more Digital Badges are the New Skill Indicators

Economic Efficiency Found in New Models of Education

This article by Discovery News notes that a Masters Degree can be obtained from Georgia Tech in cooperation with an online educational organization called Udacity for a mere cost of $7,000. The cost is about $40,000 at Georgia Tech’s physical campus according to the article. In other news Ron Paul recently released a home-school curriculum. … Read more Economic Efficiency Found in New Models of Education

A Short Recommendation and Defense of Homeschooling

The case for homeschooling is simple: It produces superior results compared to public or even private schooling in virtually every statistically normalized study ever done. Here’s one comprehensive study. It achieves those results for a tiny sliver of the cost. Technology has advanced to the point that anyone can homeschool. Anyone. It encourages personal responsibility … Read more A Short Recommendation and Defense of Homeschooling