EconTalk — Robert Pondiscio

On: How the Other Half Learns Episode: N/A Date: May 2020 Background: Author and teacher. Key Subjects: Discussion about the Success Academy Charter School in New York City. Charter school = public school (no tuition, open admissions). Government funded, privately

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Brain Rules for Baby

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five By: John Medina Published: 2010 Read: 2020 Summary What does it take to raise a happy, smart kid with a decent moral compass? The answer is simple: lead

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The Drive with Peter Attia — David Epstein

On: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world Episode: 96 Date: 9 Mach 2020 Investigative reporter and author of “The Sports Gene” and “Range“. Key Subjects Sports, playing games: the voluntary acceptance of

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Why being a great parent is less work and more fun than you think By: Bryan Caplan Published: 2011 Read: 2020 Summary Parenting absorbs ever more time and people wrongly believe that happiness and having (more) kids are incompatible. Based mainly

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EconTalk — Bryan Caplan

On: Parenting Episode: N/A Date: May 2011 Background: Economist and author of “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids”. Key Subjects: Parents have very little effect on long-run outcomes of how their kids turn out. There is a short-term impact on

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The Fragile Generation

Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed. By: Lenore Skenazy and Jonathan Haidt In: Reason, December 2017 Summary Key claim: kids are over-protected and under-prepared. We raise kids unaccustomed to facing anything on their own,

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