Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Source – Politico – Tal Kopan – 10/17/13 A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers. Yale law professor Dan Kahan posted on his blog this week that he analyzed the responses of more than … Read more Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Conservatism in Media and Pop Culture

In this article I will argue that there are at least a few strong and current examples of conservatism in media and pop culture, although I will not by any means arguing about its degree. While I am not going to argue that liberalism is the major driver of media and pop culture in this … Read more Conservatism in Media and Pop Culture

Secession Arguments

This article addresses certain ways secession might be done legally, but does not address whether or not that is actually a good idea. The Texas Argument I’m from Texas and I just want to get this one out of the way. Texas might be able to secede, but if it can it’s not due to … Read more Secession Arguments

Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Politicians and Businessmen

This article covers an application of psychology to economics and politics. Politicians and certain kinds of economists, investors or businessmen are often cast as cold-hearted psychopaths or sociopaths, but is that fair and accurate? I think it is and isn’t to some degree. This article can help us understand precisely what degree. The article makes … Read more Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Politicians and Businessmen

There is Not a Government Shutdown

The government has undergone a procedure that has taken a media label which is also a misnomer. The procedure has been labeled a “government shutdown.” The media is calling an apple an orange. There is no government shutdown. In reality about 80% of government employees went to work the day after the more accurately termed slight … Read more There is Not a Government Shutdown

Why We Need Economic Education

Economics affects everyone in both personal and collective ways. Understanding economics can help you increase your income, decrease your spending and improve your quality of life all at the same time. Moreover, it can allow a society as a whole to do the same thing. These are some of the reasons people need an education … Read more Why We Need Economic Education

Rubio Nails it On Big Government

[From John: I don’t really consider myself a fan of Rubio, but man does he nail it here on the problem of Big Government and Obamacare.] Source – Rubio.senate.gov [Excerpt from an interview on “The Sean Hannity Show.”] – 9/20/13 “Big government sells itself as the defender of the middle class, the helper of the … Read more Rubio Nails it On Big Government

Another Improvement to Degreed: Retainment

Degreed is an education evaluation service. I am a huge fan of Degreed, but I have also been keeping track of ways to improve the service. This article covers one such improvement. Degreed does not account for the ability to retain education. If I read a book 1 year ago, or if I just finished reading … Read more Another Improvement to Degreed: Retainment

3 Ways to Improve Degreed

This article is about 3 ways, that are really one way, to improve the education evaluating organization and service known as Degreed. There are two large flaws in the way Degreed works, which can be seen as a single kind of flaw, and which I have at least 3 solutions for. The flaw is that … Read more 3 Ways to Improve Degreed

Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

Degreed is another example of alternative education. In the past I have written about game-based learning, homeschooling and other models of education. All of these technologies increase the quality per dollar of education by leaps and strides over the status quo. Degreed operates by aggregating, validating and valuing all kinds of educational resources. Notably, Degreed supports … Read more Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education