At our house, one of us is a huge fan of fantasy fiction while the the other favors science fiction (anything beyond Earth orbit!). We recently read a new book that we both liked — how? Fantasy deals with swords and
That’s how I think of the classroom I’m teaching in: “a pro-technology no-technology zone.” It is a place where we deliberately put aside social media and personal electronic devices (I don’t even bring my smartphone) and concentrate on learning economics.
If you haven’t read Cry the Beloved Country, you should. And after you do, read this post. The book was once part of the required first-year reading program at a university where I was employed. It is a moving novel
It’s great to see Brooklyn Tech High School students benefiting from the game that took over my life, back during the development phase. Together with co-authors Mark Schug and Scott Niederjohn, I developed the economic content for this game, and
No, it’s not a formal challenge, but here it is: If you are a news fan, watch the BBC World News America for a week and see what it tells you about the news source you were following. In my
So this is history now, but: On September 2, 2010 “academic mice” debuted in print in The Breeze, the student newspaper of James Madison University. It had a weekly one-year run and then became a (sporadically updated) web comic. At
My own personal view is that all people of faith should help people make more of their lives: to prosper in faith, friendship and love. Sadly, the sector I work in — higher education — has done a bad job
I have never seen a time when kindness toward political opponents was more needed, or less rewarded. Those who deal civilly with their opponents are characterized by “their” side as sellouts. Those who demean their opponents are rewarded with attention
This excellent documentary made me realize a few things about the brilliant, crazy Apollo program to send astronauts to the moon and back using the crude technology of the time (1969-1972): Those missions were something that united us as a
Below is a column that Mark Schug and I have in the April 12 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. It uses the premiere of a movie about Jackie Robinson (42) to make a point about Adam Smith and the economics of ending racial discrimination.