My Blog Posts

Free tuition at Harvard? Why stop there?

The debate for and against free tuition, or at least heavily taxpayer-subsidized tuition, is getting  out of hand. In my experience, people (including students) value things in...

My Preparations to Win the Powerball

Like others with no sense, I spent a few dollars on the recent Powerball lottery. Might as well get into the game to win $1.6 billion...

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One step towards sanity

My colleague Jane Shaw picked up on a commentary that I had posted earlier on SeeThruEdu. She referenced it on the National Review education blog site...

Who should pay for poor student choices?

The student loan situation is a mess, with thousands of students unable to repay their loans. The government famously lowered lending standards for federally backed mortgages,...

DuPont, A Personal Reflection

As the DuPont Company prepares to slide into corporate oblivion, I wanted to share a personal reflection. This commentary piece appeared on The Philadelphia Inquirer "Think Tank"...

Are there no longer masters of anything?

It seems that Harvard University is determined to be part of the politically correct campus madness. Highly educated people who insist on publicly humiliating themselves shows...

“Apple College” is a great idea

We need to start breaking the mold and thinking more broadly about higher education. I have a thought -- this concept is not for everybody, but it...