25 Jan 2011

Anything but water

  • Damn: "A university degree has never been more essential for securing good employment. Graduates earn 54% more on average than those who never graduated, yet only a quarter of Americans between 25 and 34 have a bachelor’s degree. Nearly half of the 3m people who enroll in university in America drop out within six years (among wealthy countries, only Italy has a worse rate)."

  • Art Carden says scrap the TSA and Department of Homeland Security and start over. Bravo.

  • (via RM) Should economists disclose their conflicts of interest? Yes. (I list consulting clients on my CV [pdf].)

  • Find out when to wake up if you go to bed now (not so good for jetlag :)

  • In Norway, Start-ups Say Ja to Socialism. Why are entrepreneurs willing to pay half their income in taxes? Because they agree with the mix of public services. Americans are not united on invading countries or funding healthcare. I only get 63% of my gross pay in the Netherlands (health insurance and sales taxes are extra), but I prefer to pay 37% in the NL than I am paying 21% in the US.