For that minority (sliver?) of readership here interested equally in academia, economics, and Michael Lewis' book Moneyball, Volokh co-consipirator Ilya Somin (read his Reason archive here) last night analyzed whether, as in the Oakland A's, recent rankings slippage by former media darling George Mason University is reason to question the underlying strategy of identifying certain market inefficiencies in the hiring process.
A Professor Tried To End a Flirty Email Exchange With a Young Woman. Then She Threatened to Blackmail Him.
When the grad student threatened to publicize their embarrassing correspondence, he reported her. But the university decided he was the villain.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
The Inspector General Report Is a Huge Blow to the FBI's Credibility. Why Is It Being Treated Like Vindication?
The government's surveillance of Carter Page might not have been improperly motivated, but it was still seriously flawed.
Plus: the foundations bankrolling bad tech policy, they is the word of the year, and more...