Tag Archives: Education

Formal Education


Nice post on Futility Closet – https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/07/12/never-too-late-2/ The fact that Abraham Lincoln had less than a year of formal education ought to tell how overrated state controlled, regimented public school curricula is. One of the things America gets right is the … Continue reading

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I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other advisor is just plain nicer. Who should I p…


Question on @Quora: I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other a… A is better funded and more reputable. I’m more attracted to A’s research. But A is a boss, not a … Continue reading

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I have developed an interest in world economics, what must I read to increase my knowledge?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: I would suggest first watch a few basic videos from Khan Academy about economics and Finance – Khan Academy Follow it up with Raghuram Rajan’s book Fault Lines. Amazon.com: Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Indian Education system?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: The problem with our education policy is that there is too much focus on rights and entitlements of students and too little on the freedom and liberty of the teachers and the administration. If the focus … Continue reading

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Khan Academy


I recently found this website, khanacademy.org which is a brilliant initiative by Salman Khan (not the Bollywood actor), an American educator who started this website with a mission of “providing quality education to anyone, anywhere”. He has also been one … Continue reading

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