ames Bowman reviews 'Waiting For Superman', a powerful film about the politics of our dysfunctional schools.
Summary: The news overflows with news about women as victims of patriarchal oppression. Meanwhile a revolution has begun in our society, with women moving to equal or superior roles over men. It is news that does not fit the narrative, so is seldom reported. It's a revolution whose end or consequences none can see. The Last … Continue reading Victims no more: the revolution puts women on top of men
Summary: The gender revolution occurs on many fronts, but the growing gender gap in education might be the most important -- with women outperforming men. The effects on society are incalculable, the potential for a counter-revolution mysterious. “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” --- Attributed to Irina Dunn, circa 1970. … Continue reading Women on Top, chapter 10: the growing gender gap in education
Summary: US stocks have risen since the election on expectations that Trump will bring massive debt-financed infrastructure spending and tax cuts for the rich (with droplets for everyone else). As we learned from the Reagan and Bush Jr. programs, we should beware the details. These articles warn what to expect, giving us time to fight … Continue reading See the warnings about Trump’s infrastructure plan. It’s betraying populism.
Summary: The shortage of STEM workers is a zombie myth too politically useful to die. But here's data that should kill it. Worse, it implies we might soon see a surplus of highly educated workers, undercutting the more education as a solution to automation story. We'll need to consider more radical ideas. "While there are … Continue reading Ignore the hype. There are few shortages of skilled workers in America.