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  • When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?

    When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?
    Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession. The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
  • Ron Paul to make acting debut in 'Atlas Shrugged' finale

    Ron Paul to make acting debut in 'Atlas Shrugged' finale
    Moviegoers largely, er, shrugged at the first two installments of "Atlas Shrugged," the ongoing three-part film adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel. Though the book has found a passionate readership, particularly among political conservatives and...
  • Bitcoin ATM builder takes aim at traditional financial services

    Bitcoin ATM builder takes aim at traditional financial services
    In a makeshift office — a living room crowded with desks, monitors and a beanbag chair — a handful of programmers are hacking away on computers, aiming to make their mark on the multibillion-dollar financial services industry. This condo...
  • In Theory: Should religious schools get accreditation?

    An essay by an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, published July 7 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, posits that religious colleges should not be given accreditation because their programs do not allow for "unfettered skepticism...
  • Reader of the Week: Alane Repa

    Reader of the Week: Alane Repa
    Who I am Lakeview resident Alane Repa. One unique thing about me If I am reading a new book that I just purchased, and I want to preserve that book, I can handle the book so carefully that it does not look like it has been read. It still looks...
  • Tea Party activist who beat Cantor is economist and Ayn Rand fan

    Tea Party activist who beat Cantor is economist and Ayn Rand fan
    David Brat, who scored a huge political upset with his primary election defeat of House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is a conservative Tea Party Republican and a college professor who has written about the role of religion in economic...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'The moon belongs to everyone'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'The moon belongs to everyone'
    On “Mad Men,” progress has always been marked in small steps rather than giant leaps. The slightest of gestures — a kiss on the hand here, a stunned glance there — take on outsized importance in the world of this series, where in...
  • Lunch with the FT: Travis Kalanick

    Lunch with the FT: Travis Kalanick
    His driver-hailing app Uber has made enemies of taxi drivers round the world. Over a steak sandwich in San Francisco, one of Silicon Valley’s most combative operators tells Tim Bradshaw, ‘Ultimately, progress and innovation win’ A n...
  • 'What Jackie Taught Us' -- understanding Jackie Kennedy Onassis

    "Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad," as the new saying goes. And for an old saying, we'll use Richard Wilbur's mysterious one. He was Poet Laureate in 1987. He wrote: "We milk the cow of the world,...
  • Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject

    Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject
    Barbara Branden, who wrote a definitive biography of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand after a close association that ended in a disastrous tangle of relationships, died Wednesday in a rehabilitation center near her home in West Hollywood. She was 84....
  • Is selfishness the solution to our country's problems?

    We've got problems. Our economy has stagnated; unemployment is high; we have an almost inconceivable amount of national debt; and our elected officials are fighting among themselves. What we need are some good solutions. What's to blame for this mess?...
  • Lorrie Moore discusses 'Bark'

    Lorrie Moore discusses 'Bark'
    Lorrie Moore is simultaneously one of the funniest and saddest fiction writers in America. Her collections of short stories, including "Self Help" (1985), "Like Life" (1990) and "Birds of America" (1998), are masterpieces of the laughter-through-tears...