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Jerry Z. Muller
Professor of History, Catholic University of America: independent minded. Author: The Tyranny of Metrics; The Mind and the Market; and more.
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Jerry Z. Muller 8h
Imagine paying to have your child indoctrinated into this cult.
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Jerry Z. Muller 18h
This is an invitation to gaming the metrics and (further) lowering standards for graduation. The notion that it represents sophisticated educational policy is risible.
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Jerry Z. Muller 17h
The Tyranny of Metrics, now in Russian as well.
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Jerry Z. Muller 18h
Replying to @jerryzmuller
Warren takes the failed policies of No Child Left Behind and applies them to higher education.
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Jerry Z. Muller 18h
This is an invitation to gaming the metrics and (further) lowering standards for graduation. The notion that it represents sophisticated educational policy is risible.
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 22
Informative review of The Tyranny of Metrics (in French). A French edition will be published later this year.
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 17
Replying to @McCormickProf
I particularly appreciated the endorsement of the boycott from the "Assistant Director for Privilege & Poverty."
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 17
An important thread from on Asian Americans, meritocracy, and grievance identities.
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 17
Philanthropy if laudable. But when financiers force their tools of metrics and reward/punishment upon non-business institutions, the results are often lamentable.
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tylercowen Apr 15
Making tax returns public is a really bad idea, ,
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 14
Replying to @DianeCoyle1859
If I may be immodest, The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought. Deals with, among others, Smith, Hegel, Marx, Schumpeter, Marcuse, Hayek, in an accessible form.
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 13
Replying to @BennSteil @NYHistory
Congratulations, Benn. Also on the book.
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 11
This thread hits the nail on the head.
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 11
"most professors are not often found during daytime hours in the office, classroom, laboratory or the library. Where are they? What are they doing?" After teaching for 55 years, this fellow remains clueless about what professors do. via
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 11
Replying to @stephen_sasse
Sorry to hear that. It's the first such instance I've encountered. I'm sure if you contact the seller or PUP, you can get a proper copy.
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 10
Replying to @samuelmoyn
Two cheers for inequality!
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 8
Replying to @jerryzmuller
The Iranian regime regularly states its intention to wipe out Israel, and it acts accordingly: supplying thousands of missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon for the purpose, moving toward Israel through Syria, sending Fajar rockets to its proxy in Gaza....(cont)
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 8
Good example of poorly founded comparison by a scholar expert in one context (Turkey) but not another (Israel).
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 7
"If anyone still suffers from the delusion that the ability to forecast beyond the shortest time-span is given to us, let him look at the headlines in yesterday's paper, and then ask himself which of them he could possibly have predicted ten years ago." - Peter Drucker, 1959
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Jerry Z. Muller Apr 6
Openness and adaptation to the unknown and unknowable are at the heart of successful innovation. Inflexible, pre-established performance metrics can get in the way of this. This applies to new companies, but also to many other endeavors. See this thread.
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