We often see dire assessments of our educational systems. K-12 is judged to be quite poor compared to other developed countries, as reflected in comparisons of educational achievements across countries. This is particularly true for STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. More broadly, our high school graduation rate of roughly two thirds means that [...]
Archive for June 2011
On November 15th of 2010, I began a small experiment. The lease on my car ended that day, and I just turned the car in and took the bus home. I decided to see what life would be like without a car.
My office is close to a subway stop and there is a bus stop [...]
Healthcare presents a major challenge for the U.S. We pay twice as much per capita as any other country; yet achieve much poorer results in terms of health and longevity. The current system can be characterized as a federation of millions of entrepreneurs with no one in charge. Even assuming that everyone is well intended, [...]