Hamamatsu It’s difficult to understand just how fast the shinkansen are unless you’ve been on one. Tokyo Beer robot in the Sakura lounge at Narita. Behold its awesomeness!
Farm Tomita Sapporo Yet another advancement for the human race: kaiten sushi at the New Chitose airport. Yokohama View of the bay area from our hotel room. As we walked around the red brick warehouse area, we came across a massive J-pop outdoor festival, with performances and autograph signing. We left quickly.
Sounkyo Onsen Kogen Onsen A hot spring and steam vent along the trail. Mt. Kurodake Mt. Akedake
Rising average grades at American universities have prompted fears of “grade inflation.” This paper applies the methods used to estimate price inflation to examine the causes of rising grades. We use rich data from a large public university to decompose the increase in average grades into those components explained by changes in student characteristics and…
I liked this very much. The sad thing is that it was obviously created by a medical researcher, not an educational researcher.
Nah, no way. The reality is that six in 10 Americans do not have a college degree, and they elected Donald Trump. College-educated people didn’t just fail to see this coming — they have struggled to display even a rudimentary understanding of the worldviews of those who voted for Trump. This is an indictment of the monolithic, insulated political culture…
Let us remember that economists are evaluated on how intelligent they sound, not on a scientific measure of their knowledge of reality. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Kindle Locations 1684-1685).
… to take up surfing full-time: