* Deep poverty: Americans living on two dollars a day.
* Actual headline, or log-line for the next Stephen King novel? “USF researchers find 19 more graves at Dozier School for Boys.”
* The state agency in Wisconsin that oversees for-profit colleges is considering a proposal that would require those institutions to meet certain performance standards—much like a controversial federal rule—in order to be allowed to operate in the state.
* The average American in the year 1900 had an I.Q. that by today’s standards would measure about 67. Since the traditional definition of mental retardation was an I.Q. of less than 70, that leads to the remarkable conclusion that a majority of Americans a century ago would count today as intellectually disabled. Given that IQ tests are definitely objective and reliable and are definitely a meaningful indicator of intelligence, this is indeed the only possible conclusion!
* As many as one million working-age men died due to the economic shock of mass privatisation policies followed by post-communist countries in the 1990s, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
* Kevin Drum notes they’ve chosen the worst possible filibuster reform. No one could have predicted!
*Something something “A good start”: Law school applications are collapsing.
* And today in “hilariously missing the point:” The CW is Planning a Hunger Games-Based Reality Show.
Written by gerrycanavan
December 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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