It’s graduation season and so the chattering classes have taken their annual turn towards dissecting what’s right and wrong with the American educational system. This year, as it has for a while, the subject of choice has been the cost of a college education and whether it is worth it.
I have refrained from addressing the cost issues of college head on. Readers Continue reading
The way the process works around here is this: I read lots of different things in no particular order and follow up on whatever catches my eye. Not a system that I would recommend to anyone else but it serves my short(er) attention span and auto-didactic nature. Typically I run behind.
So I just finished the Nov. 29, (2010) issue of The New Yorker in which appears John Cassidy’s fine piece, What Good Is Wall Street? The sub-head alone–Much of what investment bankers do is socially worthless–is worth the price of the Continue reading