Thursday, May 03, 2012

Online Education

I am enamored with the open coursework offerings of MIT and Stanford. I would contemplate hard on going to college and go under hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt if these high quality offerings were provided for free. Why not have all material for free and offer exams ala certifications?
CNBC Article. Currently watching Special Relativity from Leonard Susskind

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Taxation

There is a serious debate on taxation reform and I think very simple observations are enough to show the direction we need to be heading. Companies are flush with cash and individual savings are very low. NYT had an article on how low Apple's tax rate was; the most valuable company on earth with highest profits. Combined with the inequality of pay and tax rates on different income levels, I think it is obvious what the solution should look like!