She is a writer and a law professor raised in America, but brought up with Chinese values and culture.
Apr 30, · ENG – Rhetorical Analysis of a Text Posted on April 30, by (adriane) The article I chose to share is “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” from the Wall Street Journal. In our age of progressiveness and modernity the pinnacle of open mindedness is seen as a fancy piece of paper saying one is educated. A degree has become just a continuation of high school, and like high school is just as useless in giving anyone knowledge in the real world. Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior. In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua, we hear about her experiences with the Chinese way of bringing up your children, and how this has affected her and her family.
Posted on February 9, by Scott Alexander I. Tyler Cowen writes about cost disease. Cowen seems to use it indiscriminately to refer to increasing costs in general — which I guess is fine, goodness knows we need a word for that.
Cowen assumes his readers already understand that cost disease exists. So I thought I would make the case for the cost disease in the sectors Tyler mentions — health care and education — plus a couple more. There was some argument about the style of this graph, but as per Politifact the basic claim is true.
Per student spending has increased about 2. At the same time, test scores have stayed relatively stagnant. School spending has been on exactly the same trajectory before and after that time, and in white and minority areas, suggesting that there was something specific about that decade which improved minority but not white scores.
I discuss this phenomenon more here and herebut the summary is: Costs really did more-or-less double without any concomitant increase in measurable quality. Which would you prefer? Sending your child to a school? Second, college is even worse: My parents sometimes talk about their college experience, and it seems to have had all the relevant features of a college experience.
The graph is starting to look disappointingly familiar: The cost of health care has about quintupled since This has had the expected effects. Life expectancy has gone way up since In terms of calculating how much lifespan gain healthcare spending has produced, we have a couple of options. Start with by country: Some people use this to prove the superiority of centralized government health systems, although Random Critical Analysis has an alternative perspective.
In any case, it seems very possible to get the same improving life expectancies as the US without octupling health care spending. The Netherlands increased their health budget by a lot aroundsparking a bunch of studies on whether that increased life expectancy or not.
In none of these studies is the issue of reverse causality addressed; sometimes it is not even mentioned. This implies that the effect of health care spending on mortality may be overestimated. Based on our review of empirical studies, we conclude that it is likely that increased health care spending has contributed to the recent increase in life expectancy in the Netherlands.
An important reason for the wide range in such estimates is that they all include methodological problems highlighted in this paper. But if we irresponsibly take their median estimate and apply it to the current question, we get that increasing health spending in the US has been worth about one extra year of life expectancy.
That would suggest a slightly different number of 0.
Or instead of slogging through the statistics, we can just ask the same question as before. Do you think the average poor or middle-class person would rather: The first New York City subway opened around Things become clearer when you compare them country-by-country.
This is a difference of 50x between Seoul and New York for apparently comparable services. It suggests that the s New York estimate above may have been roughly accurate if their efficiency was roughly in line with that of modern Europe and Korea.
Most of the important commentary on this graph has already been saidbut I would add that optimistic takes like this one by the American Enterprise Institute are missing some of the dynamic.
Yes, homes are bigger than they used to be, but part of that is zoning laws which make it easier to get big houses than small houses.Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning 'dissimulation, feigned ignorance'), in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case..
Irony can be categorized into different types, including: verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony. For some reason, one of the most emailed articles from the NYT was an article about whether women should or should not wear make up.
"New York Times? Sounds progressive." Yes. Seven people were asked their opinion in a column called "Room For Debate," liars, there was no debate, all of them said "I guess so", their main contribution was the hedge: "it's a woman's choice." So while pretending.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from vetconnexx.com Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior “Nothing is fun until you’re good at it.”1 That statement is the essence of the Chinese way of parenting.
Studies show, that Chinese parents spend about 10 times as long as Western parents on academic activities with their children on a daily basis.
The Argument For The Ontological Argument - For many, the idea of existence as a predicate causes issues for the ontological argument. In the argument Anselm states that God is a being, than which nothing greater can be conceived, and using logic he comes to .
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior By AMY CHUA Erin Patrice O'Brien The Wall Street Journal January 8, Amy Chua with her daughters, Louisa and Sophia, at That's why Chinese daughters can't have boyfriends in high school and why Chinese kids can't go to sleep away camp.
It's also why no Chinese kid.