Education

The Rich Keep Winning – this time in education

A recent NYTimes article from 10.23.2023, “New SAT Data Highlights the Deep Inequality at the Heart of American Education,” alerted me to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, “Diversifying Society’s Leaders? The Determinants and Causal Effects of Admission to Highly Selective Private Colleges” The report begins with --->> read more -->>
Economy

Being a manager and the Trump boys

This week’s fraud trial appearances by the Trump boys, Don, Jr. and Eric, Executive VP and Executive VP of Development and Acquisitions respectively in the Trump Organization, caused me to reflect on the duties of a manager. “As he [Eric] started his testimony, he said he “never had anything to --->> read more -->>
Politics

“Let the customers know you’re a bigot”

I ran across this letter to the editor in the July 6th edition of The Columbia Paper concerning the recent Supreme Court ruling in 303 Creative v. Elenis (from NYTimes: “Supreme Court Backs Web Designer Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage“) allowing businesses to discriminate against people based on religious views. This --->> read more -->>
Politics

What do you love about the US Constitution?

Recently I’ve noticed bumper stickers, mostly on pickup trucks, calling out a love for the Constitution. What do I love about the Constitution? Rural states with tiny populations automatically control the Senate. The ten least populous states have a total population of 9.6 million. California, the most populous state, has --->> read more -->>
Technology

A lawyer takes ChatGPT to court

If you are still enthralled with ChatGPT in its variations and many competitors, here is an amusing story from the NYTimes: “The ChatGPT Lawyer Explains Himself.” The story details the sad, delusional, ignorant story of Steven A. Schwartz, the lawyer who used ChatGPT to write a legal brief in a --->> read more -->>