What Happened On This Day? – November 26th

November 26th might seem like a fairly ordinary date, but it has marked some significant historical events. It was on this day, calendar amended, that the Second Triumvirate was formed in Rome by Octavius (later Augustus), Lepidus and Antony....

Perhaps The Feminisation Of Education Wasn’t That Good An Idea Then?

Some decades back it was noted that girls did rather worse than boys in our education system. Something must be done. Thus the education system was feminised. This isn't referring to the manner in which there are almost no...

Of All The Crazed Ideas – Wage Limits On Academic Talent Joining Industry

We have an interesting and useful proof of Feynman's Contention here, that outside their own specialty scientists are just as dumb as the rest of us. Possibly worse given that their obvious intelligence in one field bleeds through into...

The Education System For The 93% Should Teach Which 1% Interests?

Quite obviously, given the historic interest, the public school system must indeed teach the techniques of safe gay sex under a necessity that doesn't apply to the state school system. But this insistence upon teaching what is clearly going...

Of Course Children Are Most At Risk Of Stabbings On Way Home From School

This finding should be filed under the "Well, what did you expect?" heading - that schoolchildren are most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school. For when is it that children are on the streets...

It’s Possible To Make A Deal About This Racist, Oppressive, History Of The British...

The implication of this following piece is that the British Empire was nothing but racism and oppression, the history of which should be taught only in the starkest terms. There are no mitigating circumstances, it was all just terrible...

Raising The School Leaving Age Reduces Crime – Because They’re All In School

That more education reduces crime is something that can be gleaned from the plain statistics. But why? It could be that the better educate commit less crime. Or perhaps that being chained to a desk reduces the opportunity to...

Measuring Human Capital Is Both A Simple And Very Tricky Thing

Human capital is vastly important, for it's by far the largest portion of total capital. It's also by far the largest determinant of how rich the future is going to be. However, it does always fall foul of Goodhart's...

The Actual, One Fell Swoop, Answer To The Essay Mill Problem

Earlier today we pointed out that trying to make essay mills illegal was a rather difficult thing to do. What, actually, is it that is to be made illegal? Writing for money? One of our readers, Hallowed Be, has come...

But How Do You Actually Ban Essay Mill Companies?

Various of the universities are insisting that essay mills should be banned. These are the companies which take money to produce essays to specification. 750 words on why Milton's just a great guy by 4 pm please, here's $100...

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Which? Is Full Of It – Brexit Needn’t Harm Safety Gate...

Which? magazine tells us that children will be strangled by their nightwear - if they don't combust with it - if we are to...