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Entries from April 2012

April Links: Education and Jobs, The Rent is Too Damn High, Health Care in Its Many Forms, Food Deserts, and More

April 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

* Chicago’s plan to match education with jobs; this is long over-due. * Is charity a major source of deadweight loss? Notice the linked column: “Increasing evidence shows that donors [to charity] often tolerate high administrative costs, fail to monitor charities and do not insist on measurable results — the opposite of how they act [...]

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Grant writing is long-form, not fragmentary

April 15th, 2012 · 6 Comments

In The Millions, Guy Patrick Cunningham* says that: More and more, I read in pieces. So do you. Digital media, in all its forms, is fragmentary. Even the longest stretches of text online are broken up with hyperlinks or other interactive elements (or even ads). More and more, people are also writing in pieces. This [...]

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