Monthly Archives: October 2011

thinking about academia like an economist

Today, some grad school advice I wrote for Kosmos went live. Check it out: Thinking About Academia Like An Economist

“great books”: de jure or de facto?

I recently began reading Louis Menand’s The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University, picked up on a whim from the library. Menand makes an excellent point in passing about so-called “great books” curricula (aka “general” or “liberal” education, and possibly “common core“), a point which I had not previously seen made […]