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A Mother's Day Gift from the State

EducationMedia and Culture

Blog05/12/2008

Mothers of Ohio, here you go. Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray is using your tax dollars to provide you with the gift you desired all along. Though, for some reason, you couldn't recognize that desire -- a breakdown of Thymology I suppose....

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Bad News, Comrades: Reading Did Not Improve

Big GovernmentEducation

Blog05/02/2008

President Bush and the Republicans are no better than the naive Great Society liberals of yesteryear in thinking that a new law and new government spending can accomplish glorious things here and abroad, and one of those programs was called...

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Did you hear the one about how California has abolished home schooling?

EducationInterventionism

Blog03/10/2008

Some emails you learn to take with a grain of salt, and the ones last week about how California had banned homeschooling are a case in point. The hysteria was over the top, and the claims lacked important detail - at least that was my impression and I looked no further.

Well, it turns out...

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Nock's shocking book on education

EducationMedia and Culture

Blog11/01/2007

It is hard to say what is most notable about this book published first in 1931:

1. Albert Jay Nock's incredible disquisition on the...

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Hurwicz Took Part in the Mises Seminar

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

Blog10/15/2007

2007 Nobel Prize winner Leonid Hurwicz was a participant in the Ludwig Mises' seminar at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Hurwicz tells us in his remarks commenting on a paper by Israel Kirzner published...

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The True Cost of Higher Education

EducationFree Markets

Blog10/04/2007

Recently the George Washington University surpassed $50,000 per year for undergraduate tuition, making the DC school the nation's most expensive. A cover story in the ...

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Are the Chinese robbing and invading us?

EducationMedia and CultureProduction Theory

Blog09/30/2007

The new issue of Chronicles contains the usual odd mix of anti-statism and statism blended into a strange brew that recalls the Free Silver Populism of the late 19th century (down with taxes and up with inflation! Down with Wall Street and up with protection! ). There are good articles...

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Gee, maybe parents are right.

Big GovernmentEducationInterventionism

Blog09/25/2007

Because you can never have too many mathematicians, engineers, and rocket scientists ... [1] The eSchool News online headline reads, "Report reveals a disconnect between what policy makers...

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