• Archive for September, 2012

    We Don’t Need No Grade Inflation

    by  • September 27, 2012 • Articles • 0 Comments

    A friend of mine pointed me to Chris Blattman’s interesting discussion on the question of grade inflation, specifically, why we should stop opposing it. The argument boils down to refuting one reason for resisting great inflation, QED. We tend to differentiate our grades into four or five piles, and what difference does it make...

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    Liberal Education for Liberal Democracy

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Articles • 1 Comment

    In 2009, the Independent Institute held an essay contest to choose its Sir John M. Templeton fellows on the question, Which virtues contribute the most toward achieving freedom, and how can the institutions of civil society encourage the exercise of those virtues? This question was prompted by Benjamin Franklin’s remark, “Only a virtuous people...

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    Self-Esteem and Learning

    by  • September 7, 2012 • Articles • 1 Comment

    As anyone with a little bit of experience in the classroom will tell you, the university today is a far different place than it was even a decade ago. As the faculty remain the same while a new crop of students is perennially coming up, we look to the students to account for this...

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