SAC Capital Advisors Speak Authoritarianism?

According to USA Today, “SAC Capital Advisors, one of Wall Street’s largest and most profitable hedge funds, has been indicted on criminal charges for its role in insider trading offenses committed over a decade by many of its employees.” Some of the charges include: • Sought to hire portfolio managers and analysts “with proven access…

central cities that haunt the ending

“It is the lives of the minority poor isolated in our central cities that haunt the ending of this otherwise happy tale” (Paul Peterson, The Price of Federalism, 195): On Federalism. BOOK REVIEW: Paul Peterson’s book, The Price of Federalism, endeavored to explain the intergovernmental relations within the American political system. To do so, Peterson…

20th Century Comp. Exams vs. 21st Century Comp. Exams

Authentic assessment is a major area of research in the field of education in the early 21st century. Scholars have experimented with modes of assessment. Overall, most find that evaluators receive more accurate results when students are provided a rubric prior to completion of the assessment. Testing conditions may vary; however, the rubric (e.g., objective…

republicanism illuminates spectacular fireworks

In talking about the American Revolution–patriotism as republicanism, Federalist 54 says, “…if the laws were to restore the rights which have been taken away, the Negroes could no longer be refused an equal share of representation with the other inhabitants.” On the one hand, we see that republican freedom lamented slavery, and so the Revolution…