Ivy League

Send Your Kid to the Ivy League!
July 24, 2014

The New Republic article against elite education is destructive to my students.

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League
July 21, 2014

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

Don't Blame the "Check Your Privilege" Essay-Writer. Blame His Editors.
May 14, 2014

Would you want to be judged by what you wrote when you were 20?

Generation Whine
October 05, 2012

From Lena Dunham to "FUCK! I'm in My Twenties," inside the cultural fixation with the worries of privileged twentysomethings.

A Blog Hopes Its New Online Course Will Be More Than Marginal
October 01, 2012

Economist Tyler Cowen's blog, Marginal Revolution, offers an online course in Development Economics.

In Remembrance of James Q. Wilson
March 03, 2012

Jim Wilson opted to spend his last couple of years at Boston College, and I, and all my colleagues, were enriched by his presence. Jim, of course, was a conservative, and I am a liberal. But before I go on about how we nonetheless saw eye to eye on this issue or that, there was something else he represented that I both admired and, to the best of my ability, tried to emulate.

Stay Classy
November 09, 2011

It’s college admissions season, which makes this the perfect time to note that our national conversation about income inequality has mostly spared from criticism one of the country’s principal culprits: elite universities. Perhaps because Ivy League schools and their peers are so frequently attacked by conservatives, liberals have come to reflexively think of them as allies. And it is certainly true that the vast majority of professors, and probably students as well, at elite colleges are liberals.

Jeb Bush's Favorite Neoconservative Yale Class
August 11, 2011

[Guest post by Alex Klein] Yesterday, Jeb Bush and Kevin Warsh chose to lead their Wall Street Journal column with a college shout-out: "As the economy continues to struggle, we are reminded of a course offered at Yale University titled "Grand Strategy." Drawing on a weighty curriculum of history and philosophy, the course seeks to train future policy makers to tackle the complex challenges of statecraft in a comprehensive, systematic way. Clearly, U.S.

Eric Cantor's Pseudo-Economic Rationale
August 09, 2011

Eric Cantor is circulating a memo to House Republicans urging them to hang tough on their absolute opposition to any deficit reduction plan that includes higher revenue.

Bad Job Market: Why the Media Is Always Wrong About the Value of a College Degree
June 09, 2011

Sally Cameron thought she had done everything right. After studying French and Arabic at a tony liberal arts college, she knew that graduate school would help her career chances. But when she hit the job market, her Ivy League management degree didn’t seem to matter. The worst recession in decades had pushed the unemployment rate to nearly 10 percent and good jobs were scarce. Sally paid the rent by tending bar and filled her time with volunteer work. Meanwhile, experts and government officials warned that the days ahead would be grim.