Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT?

Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students’ real value to employers. Source: Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT? – WSJ

Watch: Preview of Something Ventured

KQED Presents the documentary Something Ventured, coming to public television in 2013. The film tells the story of the dreamers, innovators and entrepreneurs who created some of the world’s most iconic companies, Apple, ATARI, Genentech, Cisco and Intel. For more information, visit:http://www.somethingventuredthemovie.com

Neo-Malthusian Ehrlich Loses Bet

It’s a famous bet in the ongoing battle to try and get environmentalists to understand economics. The bet between Julian Simon, the economist, and Paul Ehrlich, the environmentalist. Ehrlich insisted that commodities would become more expensive: they were running out in the face of the population explosion. Simon asserted the […] Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: […]

Prophetic 1939 New York World’s Fair on Freeways

‘Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the “Futurama” exhibit in GM’s “Highways and Horizons” pavilion at the World’s Fair, which looks ahead to the “wonder world of 1960.”‘ Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the […]