Archives for September 1, 2012

Porkies from Paul Ryan

At last, playing to the crowd: an attack on Paul Ryan. Via CIP comes the news that Ryan has been lying about his marathon times: he claimed sub-three, but never ran sub-four. The folk at runners world weren’t impressed. I too find it implausible that anyone could possibly get their PB that wrong if they…

Inquires Timmy. But its a stupid question. Indeed, a curiously illiberal anti-business not-really-thought-through question. The premiss is the usual one: the degrees aren’t useful, they are a hangover from the old days, they aren’t value-for-money, and they don’t teach people what business wants them taught. But of course what they do give you, even if…

Evan Jones speaks

Just over a month ago, RP Sr wrote a ludicrous post [WebCite] about the “game-changing” Watts Et al 2012 (I’ve just realised quite how illiterate that is, too: Et shouldn’t be capitalised, and “al” is spelt “al.”. McNider Et Al even gets the Al capitalised). I was less impressed; indeed, disappointed. Everyone took the piss…