Some countries like to relax. Some either don’t or don’t have a choice. Here’s a map and a graph. Check out Mexico and Greece, both often associated with laziness. Greece in particular is interesting. They retire young, but work like heck.

USA! USA! We’re the best place in the world to be an entrepreneur, according to some metrics.

It reminds me of the Grunions invasion from Beverly Hillbillies, but Jellyfish are invading and it looks like it could be something serious. It seems weird to me that this could be such an intractable menace.

The Cranky Flier defends the unbundled airline structure one week, then proposes how we should rebundle the next.

According to this, money is more important than intact families when it comes to sending your kids to college, but poverty matters less than family structure in keeping your kids out of prison.

227I used to think that in the past, roommates were more common than they are today. Not so? It would be helpful if the article differentiated more between premarital cohabitation and having roommates, though.

The Republicans may be re-evaluating their view on taxes. Good, says Conn Carroll.

One university has had some success by paying smart students to help struggling ones.

One of the knocks against charter schools is that they push out poor-performing students. Not so, says a recent study.

One of the reservations I have about unlimited H1-B visas is that they will be used in lieu of training domestic personnel. According to Heather Rolfe, that isn’t the case in the UK.

One of the advantages of having assigned schools is supposed to be that your kids are sent to a local high school. That may not be the case much longer in NYC.

Chad Alderman explains the results of a recent study suggesting that green TFA teachers are outperforming veteran College of Education products.


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

11 Responses to Linkluster Marla Gibbs Vehicle

  1. Sheila Tone says:

    That’s not Marla Gibbs, that’s Jackee.

    • trumwill says:

      I was wondering if someone would point that out. Yeah, there was a disconnect between who I wanted to use for the picture (the funniest character) and who to put in the description.

  2. One of the advantages of having assigned schools is supposed to be that your kids are sent to a local high school. That may not be the case much longer in NYC.

    My nephew is aging out of NYC’s public schools so I’m somewhat less concerned about this, but it’s probably going to cause some problems especially if, as some fear, some students end up being sent to schools that are overwhelmingly far away from their homes. NYC students take public transportation to school as there are no school buses for students after 2nd grade unless said student has a disability. I suspect if this goes through, there will be anecdotes in the news about kids being sent to terrible schools far away from home with 2 hour commutes.

  3. According to this, money is more important than intact families when it comes to sending your kids to college, but poverty matters less than family structure in keeping your kids out of prison.

    This link doesn’t work, but I’ll speculate Slashdot style regardless. I suspect that having higher income allows one to subsidize their children during college, so the children are more likely to go to better schools, internships, and not be distracted by attempting to work to support their families.

    • trumwill says:

      Fixed. Thanks for the heads up. I think you pretty much nail it. Going to college is largely a financial matter. Staying out of prison is a cultural one. So in the former case, money matters more. In the latter case, family does.

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