. . . The charters, which have open admission and public accountability, have produced spectacular results. […]
Volcanos? Our planet’s wobble? Deforestation?
Here, very well presented, from Bloomberg News. (Thanks, Bryan!)
From Business Insider: 14 Quirky Things You Didn’t Know About Amazon. My favorite:
An obscure book about lichens saved Amazon from going bankrupt.
Book distributors required retailers to order ten books at a time, and Amazon didn’t need […]
MEET MORINGA . . .
“The African superfood that’s healthier than kale” — 25 times the iron of spinach, 15 times the potassium of bananas, 9 times the protein of yogurt, vitamins, antioxidants, an appetite suppressor — grows like crazy, requires little water, good for the African women and others beginning to grow […]
Most who oppose the deal don’t know this background. (Which leads the author to conclude: “A defeat for Khamenei and Iran’s hardliners is good for the Middle East and ultimately for Israel and the United States. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 consolidated the hardliners’ power in Iran. Congress should not give Khamenei a […]
One gets the feeling most who oppose the deal don’t know this background. (Which leads the author to conclude: “A defeat for Khamenei and Iran’s hardliners is good for the Middle East and ultimately for Israel and the United States. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 consolidated the hardliners’ power in Iran. Congress should […]
I notice that the market has dropped smartly this past several days. The short answer is: “I don’t know.” But, as any of the stocks you own because of me were bought with money you can truly afford to lose — and because they are speculations just as interesting (or daft) today as they were […]
Les Rosenbaum: “I know, from your book, that you don’t think very highly of annuities. What about the Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contracts? Any thoughts?”
☞ These are annuities you buy in your IRA now — at age 60 or 70 — in a lump sum — $100,000 or $1 million — that will pay you […]
I am enthusiastically neutral among all our fine Democratic candidates — knowing that whichever one gets the nomination will be miles ahead (in my view) of the Republican. As noted a couple of weeks ago, that’s not blind partisanship; it’s recognition that their nominee would appoint Supreme Court justices like Bush 41 / 43 appointees Thomas, […]
The Empire State’s top public-school system is no longer in Scarsdale or any other suburb; it’s right here in New York City — the Success Academy Charter Schools network.
With 11,000 students in schools across four boroughs, Success is a […]
Some charter schools are scams or flops that should be defunded; many are well-intentioned but nothing to write home about; but some — like the Success Academy schools that friends of mine have donated millions of dollars to launch and grow — should be replicated as far and wide and as fast as possible.
What they’re […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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