Category Archives: University Funding

Comparison of Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA in Times Higher Education Scores

In order to see what other California Universities have to aspire to to reach the top 20 worldwide, we compare Stanford (ranked 3rd), UC Berkeley (ranked 15th), and UCLA (ranked 17th).  Sorry, Cal Tech, we are just concerned with general … Continue reading

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Top World and University of California Rankings in the WSJ/THE Rankings

Top World Universities, and the University of California Rankings in the WSJ/THE Times Higher Education Rankings The United States spends 13.59% on education, of which 27.5%, or 3.74% of the total spending, is on higher education. We list the 20 … Continue reading

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Are Trump’s Tariff Costs Insignificant?

Comments on Peter Navarro’s Arguments That the Tariffs are Insignificant Update:  8/23  Later that day.  Trump, the Casino owner, has seen the Chinese call, and raised it yet again.  By Midnight, we might be at DEFCON 4.  Trump will raise … Continue reading

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Reflections on College Admissions Cheating

The cheating scandal on admissions is truly unfair to other student applicants.  But it is far from the only unfairness in the entire scope of inequality and university qualifications and admissions in our country.  Fortunately, in progressive states like California, … Continue reading

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Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers

Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers Tax Cuts claimed to encourage growth. Freeze or lower teacher salaries. Lower support and supplies of schools. Court businesses who want good schools for children of their highly educated staff Businesses also need … Continue reading

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The Educational Background of the US Congress

The Educational Background of the US Congress. I must admit that I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist, which is how scientists try to find common theories behind several anomalous results. I was wondering if there was a conservative … Continue reading

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International College Students in the US

A major increase in American education is the influx of college and high school students from other countries. They help our financing of colleges since they pay tuition at private colleges or a high out-of-state tuition at public universities. They … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indirect Costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits

The importance of indirect costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits The NIH 2018 budget was cut 18% for research by claiming that there was a lot of fraud in University use of the funds, justifying the drastic cut of indirect costs from … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget

NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget The NIH is under the Department Health and Human Services. H&HS in the OMB’s “America First, Make America Great Again” Budget is scheduled for a 17.9% cut of $15.1 billion down to $69 … Continue reading

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