Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Sunday Night Links!

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I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be ‘Nice.’ I think about this sort of thing a lot.

According to the Pew Economic Mobility Project, children raised in high-income families who do not earn a college degree are 2.5 times more likely to end up wealthy than low-income students who graduate from college.

Today’s Student Debt Means A $4 Trillion Loss Of Wealth In The Future.

Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel? Is it? Is it?

Costa Rica announces plans to close its zoos and release animals from captivity.

* Financial Strategies for Grad Students. As harrowing a “Just Don’t Go” screed as any I’ve come across.

Father of foster child who died speaks to KVUE.

Alex was living with foster parents after DFPS removed her from her parent’s home last November for “neglectful supervision.”

Hill admits they were smoking pot when their daughter was asleep.

* Oregon Embraces ‘University of Nike’ Image.

* Paul Giamatti is developing a John Brown miniseries.

* Good morning! Isn’t it a beautiful day to be a woman? Female Experience Simulator.

* The sports cable bubble. I’m pretty sure abolishing this practice would make cable offerings far worse. Just don’t mess with my AMC.

* Randall Munroe explains “Time.”

* A Tetris documentary. Yes please.

* Town and gown in Ithaca, N.Y.

* And Foxsplaining has finally been perfected: Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Doesn’t Know How Inflation Works.

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  1. Homework (Not for GC specifically, just the world generally…):

    Write an essay connecting the puff-piece on Ithaca (w00t! my hometown rules!) with the information about poor people w college doing better than rich people without. Bonus points for working in the recent link about whether Detroit’s problem was the lack of a major private university.

    Stephen Frug

    August 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

  2. “Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel? Is it? Is it?”

    The only stupid question is the one that doesn’t get asked. And that question. That’s a stupid question that has nothing to do with neuroscientific readings of novels (i.e., who the fuck cares if it’s the “best” way to read a novel; literary criticism is a diverse field).

    Alex Greenberg

    August 5, 2013 at 3:56 am


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