What I’m listening to.
Super Delegates: Can’t Live With ‘em Can’t Live Without ‘em
The paradox of a strong system of superdelegates in the 2016 primary season is that a significant section of the Democratic Party, which has them, wishes it didn’t, while the leadership of the Republican Party, which doesn’t have them, may well wish it did.
Quote -- “The Trump thing is like a hostile takeover of one of the national political parties,” Mr. Carrick said. He predicts that party officials will have to take “a hard look at how they can get more control over the process.”
Talking to ourselves.
About five miles from my office lives a very nice young lady, who just cleared seventy years out of a womb and on this Earth.
Quote -- “Most Americans use the internet. However, most people use the internet to be informed about things they want to be informed about.”
What degrees give what income?
Poitics of the tuition fee rise thought that participation in higher education would collapse. They were wrong: there are record numbers of applicants. Advocates of the fee rise thought that it would lead to students demanding more from universities. They were wrong, too.
(ed’s note -- not sure that prospective graduate students in religious studies need the data to know that their future income might be not much different than a high school drop out. this is a reason why tuition should be staggered from the first to fourth year and tilted by speciality.)
Why the IMF is worried.
The International Monetary Fund has issued a bleak message on global growth. Here are seven charts that highlight the grim outlook facing the world economy.
Why running deficits makes sense.
It is hard to understand the obsession with limiting public debt when it is as cheap as it is today.
Low oil prices and international sanctions have crippled Russia’s economy. The country has been operating at a deficit since 2012, and its Reserve Fund is slated to run out by 2017. Last week, the World Bank warned that the poverty rate in Russia is rising sharply.
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