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DdR on On Mexico's Poor Economic Growth.    I just recalled something funny. I used to live in Germany and would watch some of their shows. There was this one show called "Goodbye Deutschland". It involved Germans fed up with their country and deciding to emigrate. The one episode I recall concerned a couple who was sick of

Trey on On Mexico's Poor Economic Growth.    It's all about RACE. I put it in caps because people spend years trying to "analyze" something that would take 5 minutes if they just talked openly about RACE.

Wolf-Dog on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    Bill: " Then tell prospective employers "Spending four years in college won't make me smarter than I am now, and probably won't train me in anything useful. Why not hire me and train me the way you want?" ------------------------------------------ Neurological research shows that it is possible to increase parts of

DdR on On Mexico's Poor Economic Growth.    @ Dan I'm sure Randall's question is actually rhetorical, as he knows very well why Uruguay outcompetes its neighbor by 2x. This is also the likely explanation why Argentina still has a high GDP even though its government is in shambles.

Engineer-Poet on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    The other flaw is that many colleges admit based on affirmative action guidelines.  The AA admits typically drop out or transfer, but that's enough to destroy admission as a credential by itself. Perhaps passing grades in rigorous (STEM) intro courses would suffice as "weeders".

Stephen on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    Bill, now that is very clever. Perhaps the flaw is that the guy selecting the new employee is likely a graduate, so there's no way he would select someone who is basically undercutting the income generating value of being a graduate.

bbartlog on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    You have funny ideas about the competency of some of these figures. Kissinger advocated the idea of partial war or gradual escalation (at variance with all received wisdom) that resulted in Vietnam. When that wasn't turning out so well he decided that carpet bombing was an excellent idea. Being able

Toddy Cat on On Mexico's Poor Economic Growth.    "It is Mexico's young and ambitious people (mostly men) who come to the US, either legally or illegally" Yes, this deranged idea that a lot of liberals have that somehow mass migration benefits Mexico is absurd, and this proves it.

Bill on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    Stephen - RE: "lower degrees are a way of communicating to future employers..." I'm beginning to wonder if the best way for a young person to proceed is to work hard in high school, and then apply to as many top colleges as possible. Then, DON'T go to college. Instead,

Dan on On Mexico's Poor Economic Growth.    "Why does Uruguay have over double the per capita GDP of Paraguay?" Demographics: Uruguay is mainly European. Paraguay is mainly Mestizo.

bob sykes on On Mexico's Poor Economic Growth.    It is Mexico's young and ambitious people (mostly men) who come to the US, either legally or illegally. A few years ago, it was noted that some Mexican towns and villages are nearly depopulated. Certainly, this selective creaming of the Mexican people must have some economic effect. Even mainstream economists

outsider on On Mexico's Poor Economic Growth.    What smart people in the Third World are doing is following John McTraitorcain's siren call and moving to the USA to replace native tech workers, janitors, and taxi drivers.

Stephen on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    I'm with Bill etc on this. Lower degrees are a way of communicating to future employers that the candidate is able to focus for long periods of time. That resolves much of the doubt an employer has when considering a new employee without any references. It may not be a

Randall Parker on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    bob sykes, I do not think the white kids who are discriminated against in undergraduate admissions are hurt that much. This bumps them down a tier in terms of the academic rating of the college they attend. But the quality of instruction does not go down much, if at all.

Engineer-Poet on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    Liberal arts departments are cheap to run.  As long as there's a demand for employment credentials for non-technical jobs and "disparate impact" is still enforced, some people will still get degrees in whatever studies just to show employers that they can stick with something for 4 years.

destructure on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    If half the colleges close then I hope the carnage begins with liberal arts departments.

Wolf-Dog on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    There is no question that many of the uncompetitive colleges will close down due to the future breakthroughs in online learning and computerized courses. However, American universities are the most competitive in the world. The upper 50 % of American universities (hundreds of these) leave many rival foreign schools in

Wolf-Dog on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Jaakko Raipala: " The Russians are for once pretty honest about their empire-building and they've been talking about restoring Russian power through building a union of their own to rival the West again. Without Ukraine that vision is bust." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- But separately, many Russians also fear that if Ukraine

CamelCaseRob on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    It's a touchy thing giving IQ tests to prospective hires, but what if the prospective employee VOLUNTEERS their IQ score (with documentation)? Is that legal? Which would you rather hire, a fresh out of high school applicant with a documented 140 IQ or a B student college grad with a

Bill on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    I second all of Bob's comments. I also agree with Randall's comments that college is a proxy for forbidden data - intellectual capacity. Businesses were interested in liberal arts colleges because they aggregated people who were good at reading a variety of different information sources, condensing it to a short

bob sykes on Will Half Of Colleges In USA Close?.    This is quite possible because: (1) a clear majority of currently enrolled students lack the intelligence and motivation to benefit from a college education; (2) a majority of the BA degrees awarded are worthless, both intellectually and economically, and people are becoming aware of this; (3) males (especially white males),

Stephen on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Plus Russia has a good chance of not being raped and robbed by the oligarchs that are currently having a feeding frenzy devouring the satellite economies.

Stephen on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Randall asked: If Putin grabbed the Russian part of Ukraine would the Russians in that part complain? Or would they celebrate Anschluss? Better to be brutalised by your own tribe than brutalised by another tribe.

Thorfinnsson on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Mr. Parker, I don't at all think LNG would be cheaper, which is why I suggested a possible subsidy from Qatar. Some pipelines in Europe have been configured to be able to reverse their flows, but most have not. They're set up to receive gas from the FSU, not send

Randall Parker on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Jaakko, If Putin grabbed the Russian part of Ukraine would the Russians in that part complain? Or would they celebrate Anschluss? I am struck by the fact that most of the big Ukrainian companies are in the western (i.e. Russian) part of Ukraine. Thorfinnsson, You think LNG would be cheaper

Thorfinnsson on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    RE Kent Gatewood: The passage of marine traffic through the Bosphorous and Dardanelles is governed by the Montreaux Convention. Black Sea states are allowed access through the Straits, but the Straits are under Turkish control. The convention gives Turkey the right to close the Straits even in peacetime, though this

Thorfinnsson on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Does it really count as nation-building when the nation in question already exists? Should we really be patting ourselves on the back for the successful revival of Germany and Japan, which were preexisting nation-states in which most key state and economic institutions survived the war? At most we can congratulate

Bismarkian on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    The only countries in which nation-building works are those that have a history of virtue for the last few hundreds of years. Thus, Germany and Japan recovered from WW2 like it was nothing, where most of the rest of the world is still unable to build functional modern nations... even

Kent Gatewood on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Will Turkey deny the Russian navy passage to the Med?

Immigrant from former USSR on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    I am upset when people badmouth Secretary of State Kerry. It was his semi-joke that the only thing, which could save Syrian government from US military action, is complete chemical disarmament. Look how well it went down. If it was Kerry, who advised our President not to bomb Syria, kudos

Thorfinnsson on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    The Ukraine is not the United Kingdom. It is a state with a weak national identity and even lesser history. It is thoroughly corrupt to the core, internally unstable, and ethnically divided. What are the odds of responsible government arising here, let alone the sort of superb government Mr. Parker

Jaakko Raipala on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    "This crisis began when the US/EU supported an anti-democratic coup d'etat" Nah, it began when the thoroughly corrupt President with his golden toilet seats surprisingly rejected a pact with the EU in favour of Russian relations and most people figured out that he has been bought. In a proper system

bob sykes on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    This crisis began when the US/EU supported an anti-democratic coup d'etat that overthrew the legitimate, freely elected government of Yanukovych and his party. Both the UN and the EU monitored that election and agreed it was fair. The Junta now sitting in Kiev has no legitimacy and only limited support,

Jaakko Raipala on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    "Seems to me that if Russia wants Ukraine in its sphere of influence, then that's what'll happen. It'll remain a separate country, but firmly Russian aligned." They already had that and the nationalists started an armed rebellion against the government that turned out to be more Russia-aligned than expected. There

Mike on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Saved England for what exactly?

tjhooker on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    The US and Russia should save time and just rochambeau for the Ukraine, I forget the exact rules, but I bet Russian gas beats US paper...

Stephen on Ukrainian Security Service Trying To Take Back A Police Station.    Starting a non-proxy war on a superpower's border? Not a chance. Seems to me that if Russia wants Ukraine in its sphere of influence, then that's what'll happen. It'll remain a separate country, but firmly Russian aligned. Who knows, maybe Russia will stop at the Dnieper? That'll give Russia the

Randall Parker on Tyler Cowen On Young Men With Restless Temperaments.    SlargTarg, The poor could be offered serious money to use Norplant. A woman could make a few thousand a year to use norplant and then IVF with genetic testing for embryo selection to make a baby.

Randall Parker on Tyler Cowen On Young Men With Restless Temperaments.    Nick, The earliest step of offspring genetic engineering is possible today: IVF embryo selection. We already know lots of genetic variants that correlate with IQ. I mean, that is amazing and yet unused today. It is totally practical today to build gene chips that will do the testing on a

europeasant on Vladimir Putin Revitalizes NATO.    This is not the Russia of old. By old I mean internationalist Socialists. Russia understands that White Europe and White America is being swamped third worlders and that the West has been compromised by Socialist Ideology. Turn on your TV and take a look at the programming and take a

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