Chris Coyne and I attended a wonderful meeting yesterday at the Henry Hazlitt Center. These people care deeply about pedagogy, but more importantly about content. Both of us walked away very inspired.
Prof. Pauline Dixon is one of the great spokespersons for private schooling throughout the world. Her work has taken her into the field all over the world, and she has found her voice as a scholar/intellectual through telling these real stories of bottom up life affirming development. Recently she gave a Ted talk on this topic.
When the moment came, it was joyous and loud. There were deafening cheers as the gay marriage bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle in the House of Commons last night from supporters squeezed into a committee room anxiously waiting the result. "As a boy I never thought this moment would happen in my lifetime," said Greg Leonard, 44. "It's really quite emotional".
Meric Gertler, an authority in urban economics and the University of Toronto’s dean of arts and sciences, will become the school’s next president.
The appointment, confirmed by the university’s governing council Monday, runs for a five-year term and is the culmination of an international search that began last June. The 16th president in the school’s nearly 200-year history, Mr. Gertler, who succeeds David Naylor, said he was deeply honoured to be selected for the role.
Here is his Wikipedia page. McKenzie was one of the most important figures in proving the existence of a competitive general equilibrium and also in developing the turnpike theorem. Here is a short bio. He was a formative factor in founding and shaping the graduate economics program at the University of Rochester, where he taught for decades. He was especially famous in Japan for having taught an