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...

Now Here’s a Surprise, University Works

Given the calibre of some of the people I know teach in a modern British university I'm unlikely to believe that the system works...

Students Are Killing Themselves – Clearly, We Must Reverse The Expansion Of The Universities

We've news that the suicide rate among university students is now above that for the population in general. This is indeed a problem. From...

The Report Into Sex Abuse Allegations At Downside And Ampleforth

The report into historic reports of sexual abuse of children at Ampleforth and Downside has been released. There's a personal interest here as I...

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...

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....

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...

We Have A Valid Argument In Favour Of Grammar Schools – Juvenile Crime

Grammar schools are selective in their intake and selective among those they allow to stay there. Which is, as we know, the very crime...

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...

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...