Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Tuesday Links!

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Cooper Union Trustees Renege on Promise to Seat Student Trustee. Pretty amazing.

On ‘Country Club’ Campuses: A Public University Ex-President Shares His Second Thoughts. Perhaps a necessarily followup.

Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010.

Healthcare.gov Enrollments to Date a Pathetic < 50,000. That’s around 1% of existing uninsured, and almost certainly the sickest and most chronically ill from that pool. But if we just rationalize….

* Abolish Black Friday: Best Buy Joins Other Retailers In Denying Workers Their Thanksgiving Dinners.

* The stadium scam, Atlanta edition.

Despite claims by policymakers and some members of the news media indicating that public schools are by and large failing at the task of educating the nation’s children, the authors say that their analyses suggest that public schools are “actually providing a more effective education service relative to schools in the independent sector.”

Slaves were allowed three day’s holiday at Christmas time, and so it was over Christmas that John Andrew Jackson decided to escape.

Death penalty dropped against former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.

* And I didn’t link to this, but allons-y and all that: trailer for “The Day of the Doctor.”

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  1. About the Braves moving to the suburbs: I’m a huge baseball fan, and I can assure anybody who’s wondering, the $450M pledged by Cobb County is going to end up being public funds regardless of any spin they might employ to make it appear otherwise. How can I be so sure? MLB would not so quickly offer its support to a stadium plan that had so much of its funding coming from a private source. Their MO is to insist on huge public handouts and then insinuate the team might have to move if they can’t work out a deal for a new stadium.

    mattintoledo

    November 12, 2013 at 8:51 am

    • I can’t imagine it won’t be public money. It’s ALWAYS public money.

      gerrycanavan

      November 12, 2013 at 8:52 am

      • Very true. I had just seen some pleas online to withhold outrage until we understood how the stadium was being financed as in, “We don’t know! Maybe it’s private money!” I’d be the first to admit I was wrong if that were the case, but I’d only be able to do so after being resuscitated after my extreme surprise.

        mattintoledo

        November 12, 2013 at 9:22 am


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