Steve Jobs (h/t Josh): If we gave vouchers to parents for $4,400 a year, schools would be starting right and left. People would get out of college and say, “Let’s start a school.” You could have a track at Stanford within the MBA program on how to be the businessperson of a school. And that MBA would get together with somebody else, and they’d start schools. And you’d have these young, idealistic people starting schools, working for pennies.
Btw, re: the above link. I was asked if I want to teach today and I made such a face that the questioner immediately backed away from that question. I didn’t even realize how much I was scowling.
Putin and the Uses of History (again, h/t Josh): Excellent, hopefully useful profile. The word “law” occurs exactly once, in reference to a professor of Putin’s.
How Copyright Industries Con Congress: It won’t surprise you to know those job-creation numbers Congressmen and lobbyists spout at us are completely phony. Just how extensive the scam is, though, is another story.