Category Archives: Information

Socrates to Euthyphro: three strikes and you are out

I have become a bit obsessed with Socrates’ dialogue with Euthyphro, in which the former patiently questions and challenges the latter’s methods for defining the meaning of a word: “piety.” The strange context comes in the year B.C.E. 399. Euthyphro arrives at an Athens court to … Continue reading

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Welcome to 90 Cubed Rule

This website is Matthew Lasar’s repository of history, memory, and obsessive compulsive issue tracking. It is also where he keeps the syllabi for the courses he teaches at UC Santa Cruz.

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The 90 cubed rule

Don’t forget: ninety percent of the American people forget ninety percent of everything in ninety days.

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Don’t forget about the Income-Based student loan repayment plan

If you are graduating soon, and are worried about repaying your loans, don’t forget to look into the Income-Based repayment plan. This program allows you to make lower monthly payments: Under IBR, your monthly payment amount will be 15 percent … Continue reading

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Grad scam alert: there is less to some internships than meets the eye

Here is an infuriating story from The New York Times about prestige internships that are really just minimum wage grunt jobs without the wages.  Take fashion merchandising graduate Melissa Reyes, who landed an internship with the Diane von Furstenberg fashion … Continue reading

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Beware of ‘bait and switch’ law school tuition scholarships

I’ve already written about the soberingly bad job market for new lawyers on this blog. Since my last post on the subject, the situation has gotten even worse. Here’s The New York Times on the subject in January: a generation … Continue reading

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Job market for new lawyers worse than ever

From The Wall Street Journal. “The situation is so bleak that some students and industry experts are rethinking the value of a law degree, long considered a ticket to financial security. If students performed well, particularly at top-tier law schools, … Continue reading

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Wired Nation

New Politics 117 “Wired Nation” site is up! Check it out here.

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Facebook privacy

As UCSC students know, I’m very concerned that they use Facebook and other social networking sites in ways that don’t jeopardize their safety or employment prospects. Jacqui Cheng over at Ars Technica has an excellent guide to best Facebook privacy … Continue reading

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Remembering Coney Island

As a very young child, I was lucky enough to  visit Steeplechase Park just before it closed down in 1964.

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