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Do Things that Don't Scale

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>July 2013<p>One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that …

The Architect of School Reform Who Turned Against It

Diane Ravitch's second revolution<p>The survival of the school-reform movement, as it’s known to champions and detractors alike, is no longer assured. Even a couple years ago, few would have predicted this turn of events for a crusade that began with the publication of <i>A Nation at Risk</i> in 1983, …

The Republic of Choosing

Jul 8, 2013<p>18 Min read time<p>Cass Sunstein's new book shows that "nudging" has its limits.<p><i>Photo by Marcello Duarte</i><p><i>Simpler: The Future of Government</i><br>Cass …

Critical Thinking

The poor are not the raw material for your salvation | The Social Enterprise Magazine

<i>Dear Jude –</i><p><i>The great and the good of social entrepreneurship gather in Oxford this month for the annual Skoll love in. Heathrow arrivals teems with</i> …

World Economic Forum

Toward an Ecological Model of Research and Development

The choice between basic and applied research is a false one.<p>The belief that basic or pure research lays the foundation for applied research was fixed in science policy circles by Vannevar Bush's 1945 report on <i>Science: The Endless Frontier</i>. Unfortunately, his unsubstantiated beliefs have remained …

5 Cult Classic Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco has no shortage of trendy new restaurants, but there are some classic spots well worth seeking out too -- just don't call them tourist traps. You'll find locals here, dining out on iconic dishes that have been satiating San Franciscans for ages.<p><b>Original Joe's</b><p>The feel of this old …

Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed

Janisse Ray celebrates the local, organic food movement but fears we’re forgetting something elemental: the seeds. According to Ray, what is …

Activism

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To “Our Mothers,” “Our Daughters,” “Our Sisters,” and “Our Wives” proclaims the nineteen-foot high Monument to the Women of the Confederacy, which …

Do School Districts Matter?