Monthly Archives: November 2012

Teaching vs. Learning

November 15, 2012 Alex Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at George Mason University, and, with Tyler Cowen, writes the influential and entertaining economics blog Marginal Revolution.  He’s recently written a piece for the Cato Institute on … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Eric Dimick Eastman (’96)

November 10, 2012 Eric Dimick Eastman (’96) no longer works in his basement, and I don’t know whether he ever wore pajamas while he worked.  But he has become a successful entrepreneur, working over the internet from Richmond, Indiana, providing, … Continue reading

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History Lesson: Manifest Destiny

November 5, 2012 That’s the T-Shirt that the Gap was selling, that it has now withdrawn as offensive.  You can read the Huffington Post story here. More interesting, however, is an essay in Inside Higher Ed entitled “Why History Matters,” … Continue reading

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Meanings: Rubbish, Trash, Garbage

November 5, 2012 Language Log this morning has a post about Mitt Romney’s use of the word “rubbish” in a context where most Americans would use “trash.” Mark Liberman notes that “rubbish” is much more common among Brits than among … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Movie” and “Film”

November 2, 2012 We are about at the 100th anniversary of “movie” as a word in the English language. It’s first appearance in print came about 1912, or perhaps a little earlier, as a shortening of “motion picture.” “Film” is … Continue reading

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