Not me. Not you.
But most people are dumber than they think.
It’s called the Dunning–Kruger effect.
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The original is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod.
Experience is finding the connections between points of fact.
Rooster Bar (2017) is the 25th legal thriller novel by John Grisham.
Grisham was inspired to create the story after reading an article entitled “The Law-School Scam” that appeared in The Atlantic magazine in 2014. …
I continue to be impressed with Grisham. He’s getting better as an author.
This entertaining and unpredictable plot touches on many current topics including:
Florida Coastal is ranked in the bottom 25% of U.S. law schools. About 35% of graduates — most with student debt of about $200k — found full-time long-term jobs practicing law within nine months of graduation.
Students should be very wary of signing on with InfiLaw.
related – “The Law-School Scam,” by Paul Campos
It’s World Book Day. An event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
I bought a book on Audible.com recommended by my author brother.
I spend a lot of time in libraries. They are good. But could be much better.
Eric Klinenberg spent a year researching libraries for his book Palaces for the People.
How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
Social infrastructure is the glue that binds communities together, and it is just as real as the infrastructure for water, power, or communications, although it’s often harder to see.
But Eric Klinenberg says that when we invest in social infrastructures such as libraries, parks, or schools, we reap all kinds of benefits. We become more likely to interact with people around us, and connected to the broader public. If we neglect social infrastructure, we tend to grow more isolated, which can have serious consequences.
I heard Klinenberg interviewed on the 99% Invisible podcast. His argument was compelling.
I’d love to see libraries expand their programs. Increase the hours they are open.
Libraries are unofficial sanctuaries for street people, at least during daylight. That should be formalized.
Libraries could be much, much better.
I’d always wanted to visit Oxford.
For the tourist it’s well worth the short trip from London.
With an estimated 2016 population of 170,000 Oxford is easily walkable. And runable.
The University has been a thing since at least the 12th-century. I took a guided tour with the highlights being all the weird Hogwarts-esque traditions still in effect at the many historic Colleges there. The Tortoise Race is new having been started in 1920.
Here are a few photos from my wanderings.
Thinking BIG PICTURE.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were the eight international development goals for the year 2015 that had been established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.
As of 2013, progress towards the goals was uneven. …
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replaced the MDGs in 2016.