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1 lemmy caution May 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

This is the kindergarten study that Betsey Stevenson mentions:,%E2%80%9D&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgi9nLrAGtNDvVOpGVY5ICjXjq4KXgT-S2Nrl2Jnz0Ex-IWaQlqQiYesMwzSOrjjMPGtlRevlrEgq3V_V4HDLnizQpscHhWIP1v_CsEvhJ_n3zhNP9TS3oJSlLkx7ZpUZWof78t&sig=AHIEtbSwiYQODLy5zsVqaEdxLHW7FLjpLg&pli=1

Quality teachers and small classrooms in kindergarten seem to have a big effect on earnings in adulthood even though the effect on test scores quickly fades. This is consistent with the perry preschool findings. These findings are odd.

2 Careless May 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Why are they odd?

3 caseynshan May 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

i still think they are missing the big piece of Groupon Economics.. what percentage get bought and unused.. I’m guessing > 30%

4 Geoff Robinson May 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I thought that Groupon created value by increasing the buying power of consumers through collective bargaining – that’s a loser for merchants all around. This concept is baked into the name. It seems fundamentally different from coupons, which are a retail segmentation tool.

It would be interesting to see a comparison of unions with Groupon. “Groupon membership” seems much more fickle than with unions, and maybe that’s its Achilles heel.

5 Pandaemoni May 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Speaking of what death means to primates…it seems clear that an understanding of “death” is not instinctive. For example:

6 Dave May 12, 2011 at 8:23 am

Re: Sudan. Is Abhijit serious? Where is South Sudan going to get the resources for a universal cash grant, a biometric identification capability, and a catostrophic coverage health policy? I thought the motivation behind the question was that South Sudan has very little resources, so what should they do to obtain more? But apparently resources grow on trees.

7 Mulberry May 13, 2011 at 6:33 am

It seems fundamentally different from coupons, which are a retail segmentation tool.This is consistent with the perry preschool findings.

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