Posts Tagged ‘OECD’

Uneven Excellence

We often compare ourselves to the other 36 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  The US spends the most per capita on healthcare, but achieves much poorer outcomes than most OECD countries.  The US is among the largest spenders on education in terms of costs per student.  Yet, the US achieves […]

Perspectives on Humans and Society

I recently read Ben Wiker’s treatise 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others that Didn’t Help (Regnery, 2008).  He chronicles the thoughts, writings, and impacts of Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, John Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, Vladimir Lenin, Margaret Sanger, Simon Freud, Margaret Mead, Adolph Hitler and Alfred Kinsey.  Often, these luminaries’ hallmark books […]