This article originally appeared in the Washington Post on April 20, 2018. You can read the original article here. At the first meeting of a class I teach about the causes and consequences of World War I, each student is assigned a seat at a table with the flag of one of the combatant countries … Continue reading We won’t know how foolish we look until a long time from now
This article originally appeared in the Washington Post on March 27, 2018. You can read the original article here. Isn’t technology wonderful? At Purdue University, the same IT infrastructure that enables us to manage student assignments and grades, operate residential and dining facilities, and support a leading community of scientific researchers produces as a byproduct … Continue reading Someone is watching you
This article originally appeared in the Washington Post on February 6th, 2018. You can read the original article here. Just for fun, let’s design an economic sector guaranteed to cost too much. Then you guess what it is. For openers, we will sell a product deemed a necessity, with little or no option for the … Continue reading Health care isn’t our only ludicrously expensive industry
This article first appeared in the Washington Post on February 1st, 2018. You can view the original article here. Dear Condi, That invitation to speak on our campus still stands, but I see that you’ll be a little too busy this spring, now that you’ve accepted yet another “service opportunity” as chair of the new commission tasked … Continue reading Dear Condoleezza Rice: Good luck fixing the NCAA
This article was written by Mitch Daniels and originally appeared here in the Washington Post on December 27th, 2017. Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural technology, most specifically the use of molecular techniques to create genetically … Continue reading Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral.
This article was written by Mitch Daniels and originally appeared here in the Washington Post on November 20th, 2017. The Amazon “HQ2” headquarters auction is in full swing, so prepare to witness some reckless behavior out of the reported 238 bidder states and localities . Like groupies in a 1960s rockumentary, public officials will be throwing themselves at the stage trying to catch the star’s attention.
The following article was written by Mitch Daniels and was originally published here in the Washington Post on December 6th, 2017.