Arnold Kling: August 2006 Archives

Three Can't-Miss School Reforms

As we approach the start of another school year, it might be good to think about school reform. What follows are some ideas that do not require government action to be implemented. They only require common sense. External Examinations Teachers... Read More

Sane Mutiny: The Coming Populist Revolt

"British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny -- refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed. The extraordinary scenes happened after some of the 150 passengers on a Malaga-Manchester flight ove Read More

A Preference for Ignorance

"When Consumer Reports rates cars, they drive them; [U.S. News and World Report] does the equivalent of measuring the amount of steel used in cars, rather than their performance." -- Richard Vedder In the fields of health care, education, and... Read More

The Age of Post-National Warfare

"Look," he says, "I'm sorry for reminding you of this, but if we still had laws, the Mafia would be a criminal organization." "But we don't have laws," she says, "so it's just another chain."-- Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash In... Read More

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