We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Titled “The University Has No Clothes,”Daniel B. Smith’s article
reviews the exploding cost of higher education and the widening percentage of
the population that achieves or begins a four-year degree. Smith strangely
avoids the growth of for-profit universities and regrettably focuses his article on
efforts by successful venture capitalists—bogeymen for a leftist
publications like New York. But when even the unrepentant left
acknowledges that there is a problem in the universities, something big is
What seems to be happening is a fundamental shift in the goals and
capabilities of the American university itself, which may just ultimately spell
the demise of the current system of higher education as we know it.