Archive | 24/08/2011

Amazon.com: Herbert Gintis’ review of The Idea of Justice


I just read a review of Sen’s book The Idea of Justice  on Amazon.com written by Herbert Gintis and thought the readers of this blog may find it interesting.  I have yet to lay my hands on the Sen’s book though. Herbert Gintis is co-author with Samuel Bowles of Schooling in Capitalist America. Published in late 1970s, the book […]

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Education as a cure all?


Somewhere, perhaps in the 1970s, the idea of rates of return became the overarching mythology of the policy discourse about education. Interestingly, this has not always been the case. In fact the first notable use of production functions in education was in 1960s when James Samuel Coleman wrote the famous Coleman Report [But my research […]

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