Now that we correctly understand Hsieh-Moretti’s results, let’s put them in context.
Teenagers are often unfairly stereotyped as idle and frivolous. But, the teenage years can be an incredible time of ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and resourcefulness—especially when teens have the freedom and encouragement to collaborate and innovate.
“Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference,” said President Joe Biden in response to the lifting of mask mandates in Texas and Mississippi. “[T]he last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that [as vaccines roll out], everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.” Biden’s statement abandons “the science” in at least two ways.
You don’t have to actually think that legislating and raising the minimum wage will help low-skilled workers earn more money. That’s not the point. The point is to display your correct political religion.
These days it feels like it’s hard for most people to have pleasant social interactions with others who “believe” differently.
It’s so nice of New Mexico’s political overlords to allow businesses to re-open a bit — until they change their minds again. We should gather in the frozen fields and sing hymns to their glory. Wearing two or three masks each, obviously. If you don’t praise the bully when he beats you slightly less, you’re ungrateful.
In spite of the craziness, the Branch Covidians have gone mainstream– pushing their religion from the media and government buildings– and it’s bizarre.
Research has found that “reopening decisions have more to do with influence from teachers’ unions than safety concerns.”
One of my favorite words is orthogonality — perhaps because it is found only rarely. I owe my ownership of the word to my mentor from Kentucky State University, Dr. Terry Magel, formerly head of the Computer Science program.
If 2020 wasn’t the best year, look in the mirror to see who’s responsible for making 2021 better.