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Miles Kimball
Eaton Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Bloomberg Columnist, and Independent Blogger on economics, politics, religion & fighting obesity
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Miles Kimball 4h
Regulations should be the same for for profit and nonprofit colleges: not by going easy on for profit colleges, but by being tough on nonprofit colleges too. That means rules have to encourage doable improvement.
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Miles Kimball 4h
He said there is an uptick in home in­va­sions to raid re­frig­er­a­tors. “In an­thro­pology, we call this the search for pro­tein,” Mr. Briceño-León said. “This is com­pletely new in Ve­nezuela.” Even crooks are hurting in Venezuela.
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Miles Kimball 4h
“Gillette re­searchers cal­cu­lated that the av­er­age man had 30,000 whiskers on his face and that they grew 15/1,000ths of an inch a day, or 5 1/2 inches a year. Dry beard hair, they dis­cov­ered, was about as tough as cop­per wire of the same thick­ness
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Miles Kimball Mar 20
Today's link: "Twitter Tributes to Alan Krueger"
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Miles Kimball Mar 18
Replying to @mileskimball
"The Extensive Margin: How to Simultaneously Raise Quality and Lower Tuition at Elite Public Universities" After I wrote this, I heard the Arizona State has been doing something very much like this.
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Miles Kimball Mar 18
Replying to @Noahpinion
Don't miss Noah Smith's Bloomberg piece that I would retitle this way: "If Elite Schools Care About What They Claim To, and Believe in the Value of What They Do, They Should Take On More Students"
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Miles Kimball Mar 18
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In light of the college admissions scandal, don't miss my Bloomberg column: "False Advertising for College is Pretty Much the Norm"
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Miles Kimball Mar 18
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"How I Would Cover the College-Admissions Scandal as a Foreign Correspondent"
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Miles Kimball Mar 18
Today's link: "Adam Harris: One Way to Stop College-Admissions Insanity: Admit More Students" Restricting the number of students at elite colleges is aristocratic in spirit.
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Miles Kimball Mar 20
My latest diet and health post: "Eggs May Be a Type of Food You Should Eat Sparingly, But Don't Blame Cholesterol Yet"
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Miles Kimball Mar 21
One of the best is now gone. "In Honor of Alan Krueger"
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Miles Kimball 5h
I don't think hears how his sentence sounds.
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Miles Kimball 5h
I am sorry that happened to you, Shoshana!
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Miles Kimball 5h
Replying to @joel_bkr
Thanks, Joel!
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Miles Kimball 6h
Many needy students file federal financial aid form too late, a new analysis finds, so richer students get the money
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Miles Kimball 6h
Colleges should be required to give researchers access to their data, after deidentifying individuals.
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Miles Kimball 7h
“That im­plies an ex­pec­tation that the Fed’s next move will be lower—some­thing it typ­i­cally does to fore­stall re­ces­sion. In­deed, in­ter­est-rate fu­tures now put bet­ter-than-even odds on a cut this year.”
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Miles Kimball 7h
Greg Ip needs to bone up on negative interest rates before the next recession. The Fed’s staff will. The Fed’s new ‘normal’ looks worrisome, writes Greg Ip.
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Miles Kimball 7h
On their own, colleges should collect data to document the nonpecuniary benefits of humanities degrees whose pecuniary benefits are low.
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Miles Kimball 7h
Kudos to the Executive Branch for pushing toward better enforcement of free speech on campus and for pushing data disclosure to show the job consequences of different majors.
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