links for 2009-03-25

  • Really worth a read, especially for those who still harbor gristly bits (tending to lodge in back teeth) about their own educations and the choices offered and actually made.
  • money quote: "Though the bailout plan seems complex, simple examples demonstrate that it is a sucker's bet. But for some reason you won't see this kind of critical analysis on the front page of the New York Times. Instead, today's paper has headlines about A.I.G. returning $50 million in bonuses (one ten-thousandth of the bank bailout cost), along with a People-style front-page article focusing on Geithner's struggle to convince Wall Street plutocrats to take more free money…"