Choice is less demotivating than believed. Also correctly points out that competition increases quality - so choosing between 2 trivially different things can only happen because there ARE 2 trivially different things - if there were only one, it would suck far worse than either of those 2 things.
Interesting. I've always got the sense that's how Obama treats foreign policy - keeping our allies at arm's length (and sometimes insulting them) while trying to engage opponents. The fact that he does it with his staff also is telling.
Agreed - personal data needs to be safeguarded
From mankiw's blog... i definitely laughed...
No Child Left Behind improved math scores but not reading scores.