Black Friday

Underdogs in Education (Part 1): For-Profit Schools as a Case Study in Game Theory

This is Part 1 of a Two-Part Post on Education in America. David and Goliath, one of the most well-known stories in the bible, provides a good framework for evaluating competition between asymmetrical combatants. When you’re an underdog, you don’t win by playing by the book. You have to take risks and embrace schemes that may increase …

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No, Walmart’s Biggest Export isn’t Low Wages: The Folly of Blaming Big Business For Poverty

Thanksgiving dinner is approaching and Ashton Kutcher’s brought enough self-righteousness for everyone: “Following the news earlier this week that employees at a Walmart in Canton, Ohio had set up a food drive in their store for coworkers who couldn’t afford a happy Thanksgiving, “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter to …

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Testimonies and Transformations: Man’s Tangle With The Supernatural

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season. Consumer fervor and ideological hypocrisy abound as (not-so) evil businesses prepare for the Christmas rush. Unruly lines at the mall are as big a sign of the season as tree-less leaves and chilly evenings. Here’s a change-up: (Credit: Youtube User: Spiritlessons) This video is a series of …

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