Running late with the Roundup this week due to heavy demands for end of term papers at several universities, so the Mill has been working overtime. The most difficult one was for a postgrad lawyer in Oxford.
I wanted to list Skepticlawyers post on cheating but Don Arthur got in first. So if you can’t beat them, link to them!
So be sure to check out Don’s Missing Link, even if you only read Skepticlawyer and Legal Eagle.
This is a story about the waves of entrepreneurs who made New York a growing and vibrant city for over a hundred years, posing the question, what will spark the next wave of regeneration? Hat tip to Coordination Problem.
For nerds, a scholarly piece on entrepreneurs and institutions.
Peter Boettke meditates on the respective roles of books and journals as outlets for scholarly thinking and the stepping stones for academic success.
Jim Belshaw on the art of whip-cracking. He has several blogs, with a special focus on the New England district and one which we share on the history of Australian and New Zealand thought which has not been active for a while. One of my resolutions for next year is to get this moving again.
But why wait, I was going to put up this piece by John Anderson which is now on line, as of this week, a pre-emptive attack on Dawkins and others who have gutted the universities as we once thought about them.
This is a human interest piece on what the author called “overdue dumping”, not of rubbish but relationships.
I claimed this event occurs early in the year, especially right after Valentine’s Day. I hypothesized that the dump-fest results from a backlog of potential break-ups that were postponed to get through the holiday season. In the comments, some readers wondered whether the Annual Rite of Overdue Dumping was a real phenomenon. I was forced to admit that I had no hard data, only my perceptions about when people break up. Well, now the data are in. Check out this graph.
The site of Patrick McGorry, Australian of the Year 2010, Advocate for Mental Health
Cited in a hard-hitting editorial in The Age recently.
The philosopher/libertarian Steven Hicks has posted up a plaintive call for improved regulation of the mating and dating game on the basis of widespread market failure.
This looks like fun. When you find out how it works, let me know.