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New Harvard study shows Washtenaw County among worst places to grow up when it comes to social mobility

I don’t know that we need yet one more data point, as we all know things are not only bad, but getting worse for poor people in Washtenaw County, but there’s a new study on “equality of opportunity” out of Harvard that seems to indicate that Washtenaw County is one of the worst counties in […]

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Danny Fields… the man who signed the Stooges, discovered the Ramones, and changed the world

Almost a year ago now, I received an email from a reader of this site by the name of Bob Nolan, who, knowing of my love for the Ramones and Stooges, suggested that I talk with a friend of his named Brendan Toller. Brendan, he told me, had been working on a film about Danny […]

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Do cock-blocking babies have an evolutionary advantage?

According to the research of Harvard’s David Haig, it’s conceivable that babies evolved to cry at night not necessarily because they need to be fed, but because, by doing so, they could well delay the arrival of siblings who would invariably compete for scarce resources. In an attempt to explain why babies, especially those that […]

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Harvard students walk out of Econ class they say “perpetuates problematic and inefficient systems of economic inequality in our society”

Apparently several Harvard students enrolled in Professor Greg Mankiw’s Economics 10 class walked out yesterday. Following is their open letter to Mankiw. Today, we are walking out of your class, Economics 10, in order to express our discontent with the bias inherent in this introductory economics course. We are deeply concerned about the way that […]

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The life of Jane Mecom…. Suggested reading for all Tea Partiers

Harvard professor Jill Lepore, the author of The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History, has a brilliant op-ed in today’s New York Times on the life of Benjamin Franklin’s sister, Jane Mecom. It should be required reading for anyone who ever attended a Tea Party rally and […]

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