Archive for the ‘advocacy’ Category

Economics Should be Required in High School

March 3, 2017

Economics is so basic and essential for good citizenship and good personal decisions, that it is a shame high school students can graduate without even being exposed to the subject.  An article by high schooler Benjamin Auslin from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, makes a strong argument that understanding supply and demand, the time value of money, return on investment and the basics of personal finance are skills that would well serve the graduates and society.

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Anything that can happen, will happen.

August 20, 2015

Writing about Steve Jobs’ second improbable act, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. of the Wall Street Journal writes the following:

“His story only proves that, in our infinitely rich world, you can find one example of almost anything that isn’t proscribed by the laws of physics.”

In a nutshell I think this teaches an important lesson in understanding statistics, and the daily news reports.  Making this statement part of one’s mental infrastructure, makes for better understanding arguments and advocacy.