Category Archives: University

Why College Students & Recent Grads Can’t Think

Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging . From a report: At more than half of … Continue reading

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Everything You Believe is a Lie

None of it is your fault. It is just the way the human brain is made. The brain tries to resolve ambiguities in the best way it can, using all the innate quirks of our senses, emotions, and rational thought … Continue reading

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Why are Today’s Young So Juvenile?

Update: The fantasies of today’s young speak ill of their upbringing and education. Earlier generations took on responsibility at young ages. Benjamin Franklin left school and began his working career at age 10. His writing career began at age 12 … Continue reading

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The Great University Rip-Off

College is a place where young people go to binge, fornicate, receive an academic lobotomy, and become burdened by insurmountable debt — all in the quest for increasingly worthless diplomas. __ Al Fin Wage Advantage from College Diploma Shrinking Wages … Continue reading

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Alternative Approach to High School: The University Model

Note: Most of this posting is based on an earlier blog posting by Bruce Hall High Schools Too Often Are Used as Daycare Facilities for Overgrown Children The educational system in the US is geared to produce lifelong adolescents, possessing … Continue reading

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Good Science Has Nothing to Do With University Degrees

The Slowing of Scientific Discovery The “Science Establishment” is spitting out PhDs, journal articles, and scientific data at record levels. But something happened along the way to our sci-tech utopia. Has scientific progress actually slowed in recent decades, despite a … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Left

“We have to teach [people] how to communicate, how to be sensitive and how to shut their mouths if they are white.” Source The Left’s increasingly violent protesters are Trump’s greatest allies. This reaction by the American public is logical … Continue reading

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College: Are You Just Wasting Your Time?

Not All Degrees are Created Equal Some degrees allow students to pay back their college loans rather quickly. But more than half of modern four year degrees leave graduates competent to do little more than flip burgers, wait tables, or … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Burn Universities to the Ground?

. . . it’s time to burn the universities to the ground … and start over from scratch. __ Robert Tracinski, Speaking Figuratively How leftist professors and administrators are destroying young minds Peter Thiel Exposes Corruptness of University System The … Continue reading

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Leftist Alienation in the Age of Trump

Matthew Horn, a software engineer from Boulder, Colo., canceled Christmas plans with his family in Texas. Nancy Sundin, a social worker in Spokane, Wash., has called off Thanksgiving with her mother and brother. Ruth Dorancy, a software designer in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Solid Competents vs. Worthless Snowflakes: Working Out the Future

If you are young and not Dangerous, your dreams and passions are almost certainly pathetic shite. If you are not Dangerous, you have probably never been exposed to the full-spectrum world out there. So, here’s a word of advice: Don’t … Continue reading

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Protesting Against Reality: Leftists Resent Real World Feedback

The recent American election was a peaceful backlash against the US government’s ruinous and intrusive unconstitutional policies. Leftwing activist groups cannot tolerate this feedback — this reality — so they are taking to the streets in violent protest, marching toward … Continue reading

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Universities Overproducing PhDs

Median Salaries and Employability of PhDs Falling A PhD isn’t what it used to be. Almost 40% of new recipients of PhDs are left with only stopgap jobs or job prospects. Taxi drivers and bartenders, for example, are becoming much … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Corrupt System of Rent-Seeking and Academic Lobotomy, with Some Alternatives

… the cost of university per student has risen by almost five times the rate of inflation since 1983, and graduate salaries have been flat for much of the past decade. Student debt has grown so large that it stops … Continue reading

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Learning to Transcend Failure is a Necessary Part of Growing Up

The following article is adapted from a posting published earlier on The Dangerous Child blog How Can Children Master Financial Skills by Age 18? Humans learn best by trying — by going out on the limb for something. Early tries … Continue reading

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Imagining Future Worlds: Why Intellectuals Always Get it Wrong

Why Intellectuals Can’t Think Most Intellectuals Possess No Practical Skills Because most intellectuals are unable to think or act in practical terms, their future imaginings take on the trappings of all they have been told going back to university — … Continue reading

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Universities? Burn Them to the Ground

This is higher ed’s time for choosing. If this is the new purpose of the universities—to nurture a crop of activists trained at whipping up angry mobs, and a generation of college graduates conditioned to submit to those mobs—then there … Continue reading

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World’s Most Innovative Universities

Innovation is the lifeblood of the global economy. It is what drives the advancement of better technologies, improved medicine, streamlined services and most new products and solutions. __ Reuters Notice in Table 1 below, how the world’s most innovative universities … Continue reading

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What Can One Learn From a List of the Top Universities?

CWUR World University Rankings Top 1000 Universities from CWUR The list of top universities above comes from the Center for World University Rankings. The list below comes from the Shanghai Academic Rankings of World Universities. The top 25 schools were … Continue reading

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Are All Blacks Unqualified for College and the Professions?

No. Roughly 4% of US blacks are qualified for a rigorous 4 year college curriculum and training in the professions, according to their IQ scores. If we assume that an IQ of 115 or higher is required for success in … Continue reading

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College Graduates . . . Unprepared for Reality . . . Prepared to Lead

…overprogrammed children engineered to the specifications of college admissions offices no longer experience the risks and challenges that breed maturity… Eric Posner Anyone who has been paying attention will not be surprised to discover that university students and graduates lack … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chokehold: Opening the Job Market to Competence

Higher Education is Broken …the traditional credential is rapidly losing relevance. The value of paper degrees lies in a common agreement to accept them as a proxy for competence and status, and that agreement is less rock solid than the … Continue reading

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Universities are Doomed, College is Revolting

… most schools just don’t do a very good job anymore. They are four year summer camps for kids who got trophies for showing up. Now, they get degrees for showing up. Gone are most course requirements and core curricula, … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Little Girls Pay for College: Trading on Natural “Assets”

US college loan debt has shot above $1 trillion, with no sign of coming down to Earth. More and more young girls are being pressed to go to college by teachers, parents, and society in general — whether the girls … Continue reading

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Send Your Child to Prison Instead of College

College is becoming more and more expensive. But the advantages of going to college are diminishing by the year. After TEOTWAWKI — The End of The World As We Know It — your kids will need an entirely different skill … Continue reading

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