Showing posts with label skill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skill. Show all posts

Steven Greenhut: Regulation A Sure Bet For Fantasy Games

California's option destroyers never sleep.   "Fantasy sports" has come a long way from the office football pool. Instead of passing around photocopied spreadsheets and collecting a few bucks from cubicle mates, players now go to sophisticated web sites, where they can make daily wagers—and not just trudge through a long sports season    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Opportunity Versus Outcomes

Inequity fetishes don't help the poor.  A hostile review of my new book — "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" — said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable." Ordinarily, reviewers who miss the whole point of a book they are reviewing can be ignored. But this particular confusion  ... MORE

How Much Is A College Football Player Worth?

by Alexis Garcia.  Hint: More than the NCAA wants to admit. College football has returned to the airwaves and with it the debate over paying student-athletes. Though the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) brought in nearly $1 billion dollars in revenue last year, the organization continues to resist compensating student-athletes   ... MORE

John Stossel's Advice On College: Don't Go

It's graduation time! Have we learned much?   No. College has become a scam. Some students benefit: those with full scholarships and/or rich parents so they don't go deep into debt, those who love learning for its own sake and land jobs in academia and those who get jobs that require a college credential. But that's not most students. Politicians such ... MORE

The Average College Freshman Reads At 7th Grade Level

by Maggie Lit.        Dumb down accomplished. The average U.S. college freshman reads at a seventh grade level, according to an educational assessment report. “We are spending billions of dollars trying to send students to college and maintain them there when, on average, they read at about the grade 6 or 7 level, according to Renaissance     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The 'Fairness' Fraud

It seems as if, everywhere you turn these days, there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower socioeconomic levels. But there is a sharp difference between upward "mobility," defined as an    ... MORE

Heritage Foundation: Facts About The Minimum Wage

It reduces opportunities to gain experience.        Studies find raising the minimum wage does not reduce poverty. It is a completely ineffective anti-poverty policy. The primary value of minimum-wage jobs is that they are learning jobs. They teach inexperienced employees basic employment skills that make them more productive and enable    ... MORE

Minimum Wage Kills Jobs For Low-Skill Workers

by Antony Davies, James R. Harrigan.     We are rarely subjected to debate over the minimum wage apart from election season, but America's painfully sluggish return to economic normalcy has politicians scrambling to do something to help the working class. While the minimum wage debate usually plays out at the federal level, there is now  ... MORE

Bruce Deltrick Price: What Is Literacy In The 21st Century?

Another excuse for not teaching traditional skills.    A new development in education is deciding what "literacy" should be in the 21st century. With a swirl of technological breakthroughs all around us, elite educators are gaga at the plethora of excuses for pooh-poohing subjects routinely taught in the dark age known as the 20th century.   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Educational Rot

Schools of education are academic slums.   American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there's enough blame for all participants to have their fair share. They include students who are hostile and alien to the education process, uninterested parents, teachers and administrators who either are incompetent or have been beaten down by the system,   ... MORE

VIDEO: Obama's $9/Hour Minimum Wage

Economics Professor Robert P Murphy looks at the proposal.

Thomas Sowell - The Fallacy Of Redistribution

It is not complicated. The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four years ago. But the surfacing of this tape may serve a useful purpose if it gets people to thinking about what the consequences of redistribution are.     ... MORE

Carrie Lucas: Let's Make Education Big Business

Utilize profit, loss and high pay for top performance. When you see that Americans spend more than $1.1 trillion on education—that’s 7.8 percent of GDP—it’s tempting to call education “big business.”  Except that it’s not really: 80 percent of that spending is controlled by government and spent on public schools and universities.  That means that it’s ... MORE