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Let’s talk about publishing.

Let’s talk about publishing. I define publisher as an entity whose only value proposition to users is content and only or main monetization model is display ads. The New York Times is a publisher. Facebook is not, because it offers value to users far beyond content. And it offers value to advertisers far beyond display … [Read more…]

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The Latest Innovation in Education: Empowering Parents

When it comes to education reform, fads abound but genuine innovation is rare. Fads masquerading as “innovations” have been wreaking havoc on American elementary and secondary education for decades, including new math, open classrooms, whole language, and Differentiated Instruction, which groups children by their “learning styles.” The latest fad is psychometric testing, which collects…
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You Don’t Have an Obligation to Vote: New at Reason

You have the right to vote—and the right not to vote. There’s no obligation, A. Barton Hinkle writes:

Given the current campaign trajectory, voters will almost certainly face a November choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Many already wonder how they can possibly cast a vote in good conscience for either of those two. If you count yourself among that unhappy lot, here’s good news: You don’t have to. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with sitting out the election if you feel like it. (You can vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, too, but a previous column covered that option.)

Americans are force-fed the opposite message every election season—usually by self-interested partisans trying to run up the score for their own teams, but sometimes by mind-numbingly conformist editorial writers of the sort who also write earnest reminders about wearing your seat belt. (From time to time there are even proposals to make voting mandatory.)

But once you start dissecting the please-vote platitudes, it quickly becomes evident that you should feel no guilt about skipping the polls.

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Brickbat: Parlez-vous Francais?

FrenchAlbert Moyer had one year of French in high school, so how is he teaching French in Texas at Houston Independent School District’s Energy Institute High School? Well, according to a local TV station, Jean Cius, a 25-year French teacher, got into a dispute with the principal and was sent to another school where he is now a hall monitor. And Moyer got called to teach his classes for the rest of the school year.

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Hyperinflation monster will destroy the dollar

It’s not as if we don’t have enough to worry about. But the one red flag that should trump everything is the global “easy money” policy pushed out from virtually every central banker in the world for the past eight years. So, how close are we to hyperinflation and why is this at the top of the “threat” list?

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