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The Magic of Education - Econlib
If professors don’t teach a lot of job skills, don’t teach their students how to think, and don’t instill constructive work habits, why do employers so heavily reward educational success?  The best answer comes straight out of the ivory tower itself.  It’s called the signaling model of education – the subject of my book in progress, The Case Against Education. 

According to the signaling model, employers reward educational success because of what it shows (“signals”) about the student.  Good students tend to be smart, hard-working, and conformist – three crucial traits for almost any job.  When a student excels in school, then, employers correctly infer that he’s likely to be a good worker.  What precisely did he study?  What did he learn how to do?  Mere details.  As long as you were a good student, employers surmise that you’ll quickly learn what you need to know on the job."
against  education  college  signaling 
3 days ago by dandv
Why I Can No Longer Recommend Google Fi - One Mile at a Time
If Google Payments is broken, your entire Google ecosystem is broken
If you can’t use Google Payments (e.g. card flagged due to unrelated fraudulent charge), you can’t pay for Google Fi
This, fundamentally, is why I can’t suggest anyone use Project Fi anymore.
against  Google-Fi 
9 days ago by dandv
No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium
"Of course I don’t want personal photos published, but I also won’t participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption."
journalism  revenge  against  extortion  blackmail 
9 days ago by dandv
“One small step for people, one giant leap for peoplekind” | The Wedge
peoplegement for a job application
streets covered in peopleholes
windows that display peoplennequins
Chinese who speak Peopledarin
military who perform peopleoeuvers
a periodic table featuring peopleganese
NYC’s island now Peoplehattan
first responders now pursue peopleiacs
we schedule peopleicures
objects are now peopleufactured
and control freaks are peoplenipulative
satire  against  feminism  Canada  politically-correct 
11 days ago by dandv

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