Why Is the University of California Dropping the SAT? – The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/why-university-california-dropping-sat/619522/

Getting rid of standardized testing is a bad idea. Standardized tests are a better indicator of success in college than GPA is. If we get rid of standardized tests, we should get rid of GPAs too. I would not have gotten into college without standardized tests.

Also, why does “anti-racism” seem to be trying to bring back racist policies, just flipped around?… read more “Why Is the University of California Dropping the SAT? – The Atlantic”

Why is America good at conventional warfare?

My guess is that such a high percentage of Americans are businessmen, that we have a significant advantage in logistics. A lot of war is simply getting a force concentration superior to the enemy at the right place at the right time. American merchants have mastered this, and even though the American military is much less efficient than private enterprise, it is still superior to foreign armies without that experience.… read more “Why is America good at conventional warfare?”

Let’s be done with Covid

Question: why are we talking about mask mandates again or US government rules on Covid?

At this point, everyone in America has had the opportunity to get vaccinated. Those who have been vaccinated are nearly guaranteed that even if they get sick, they won’t need hospitalization. Those who have chosen not to be vaccinated have exercised their freedom… But they should not receive any public support if they get sick.… read more “Let’s be done with Covid”

Money

I grew up poor and always thought of money in terms of what it could buy me: food, car, housing, etc. One of the mindset changes I had to make was that money is a tool. A lot of guys like me who grew up without money quit working hard and making money when they see just a little bit… But if you stay focused and keep grinding, money will change from something you are desperate to have to eat into a powerful tool for changing your whole life.

Fun vs Useful College Degrees

Maybe we should not tell kids to follow their dreams for work, but work for money so they can follow their dreams?

Majoring in film making, writing, and most non-stem degrees is a quick way to be deep in debt working minimum wage jobs. Even business (my degree) is a waste of money for most kids.… read more “Fun vs Useful College Degrees”