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.
For several days we had heard a persistent rumor, that one of the most famous members of the New York Fed's Markets Group, also known as the Plunge Protection Team, Kevin Henry was moving to the HFT capital of the world, Chicago.
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