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The Cafeterias of the Mind

Alan Bloom's 1987 The Closing of the American Mind was probably the all-time best-selling jeremiad over the state of higher education. With ever more students aspiring to a post-secondary education, and widely divergent opinions over the purpose of higher education...

Common Ground on Trade

Family farms are on the auction block, and the machines in the textile factories have come to a permanent halt. The newly unemployed farm and factory workers struggle to find work as tellers in banks, cashiers at the grocery store, or waiters in restaurants. When they...

Pioneering Worldview Economics

My daughter Meghan was hard at work drawing pictures recently. She traveled around the house determining what was valuable to us, what was worth drawing. When she approached me, I showed her how to draw a three-dimensional perspective by placing a point anywhere on a...

Cultivating Human Capital

A State of Minds: Toward a Human Capital Future for Canadians by Thomas J. Courchene (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2001, 323 pp., $24.95) Thomas Courchene has been lauded as "one of [Canada's] most provocative, and best, policy thinkers," and...

“Telos” Of Our “Eros”

The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur by Randy Komisar with Kent Lineback (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2000, 181 pp., $36.95)Randy Komisar dishes out chicken soup for the dot-com generation. While his California...