Outsourcing for everything

Why not grade exam papers in India?  Brad DeLong offers the link.  The obvious question is what we really need professors for anyway  — are we simply magnets of personality to keep students interested?

Speaking of Brad, he and Jacqueline Passey have unknowingly combined forces to make me mighty curious about Firefly.  The Amazon ratings are in the stratosphere.  My TV education continues.  But if I ever felt obliged to watch the medium, my already overbooked life would simply fall apart…