Accountability in education

I was shocked by Lant Pritchett’s note on the appalling performance of India’s best two states on the international PISA assessment. Actually, I was not really shocked; I didn’t expect anything else as I’ve been listening to Lant for years now. By the same token, I agree with Jishnu Das that we really don’t . . . → Read More: Accountability in education

Derisking Gold Juniors, Step by Step: Rick Mills

If you’re among the many who consider investing in the junior resource sector nothing more than a crapshoot, look into Ahead of the Herd Publisher Rick Mills’ steps to derisk the inherently risky business of investing in junior resource companies. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Mills not only spells out . . . → Read More: Derisking Gold Juniors, Step by Step: Rick Mills

Paragraphs to Ponder

From Thomas Sowell:

Statistics are often thrown around in the media, showing that people with college degrees earn higher average salaries than people without them. But such statistics lump together apples and oranges — and lemons.

A decade after graduation, people whose degrees were in a hard field like engineering earned twice as much . . . → Read More: The Value of a Major

Economic Events on January 19, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 383,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 16,000 less than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Housing Starts report for December will be released.  The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 19, 2012