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Bookmarks for the World's Library --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm 

My Latest Web Document
Over 400 Examples of Critical Thinking and Illustrations of How to Mislead With Statistics --

Bob Jensen's search helpers --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm

Bob Jensen's World Library --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm

Animated  Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010) ---
A Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010)

USA Debt Clock --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/ ubl

In September 2017 the USA National Debt exceeded $20 trillion for the first time ---

Human Population Over Time on Earth ---

Online Video, Slide Shows, and Audio


Aerial View of Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ATDjsJUi7M

Foliage in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOPSUMWbclU

Foliage at the Sunset Hill House Hotel in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RowlAA9XIno

History of the Sunset Hill House Resort in Sugar Hill, NH 000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3uqK8T1ZDc

Lupines in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7-1jCk4Ak0

Lupines in New Hampshire --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOR1vTHZjPo

Four Seasons at the  Sunset Hill House Hotel (near our cottage) ---
Watch the video

Free music downloads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm
In the past I've provided links to various types of music and video available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm 

Irish Music ---

“The Dark Side of the Moon” and Other Pink Floyd Songs Gloriously Performed by Irish & German Orchestras ---

Tom Lehrer Releases His All of Catchy and Savage Musical Satire Into the Public Domain ---
My favorite is:
Tom Lehrer on Mathematical Models and Statistics ---
You must watch this to the ending to appreciate it.

Bob Jensen's Links to Free Music

Photographs and Art

The 100 Most Influential Photographs: Watch TIME’s Video Essays on Photos That Changed the World ---

WOMEN'N ART --- https://womennart.com/

The Dorothea Lange Digital Archive: Explore 600+ Photographs by the Influential Photographer ---

Marian Anderson Photo Archives --- https://daily.jstor.org/marian-anderson-photo-archives/

Bob Jensen's threads on art history ---

Bob Jensen's threads on history, literature and art ---

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on libraries --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Libraries

NATIONAL POETRY LIBRARY --- www.nationalpoetrylibrary.org.uk

Free Electronic Literature --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm
Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Now in Another Tidbits Document
Political Quotations on October 30, 2020

A Master List of 1,500 Free Courses From Top Universities: 50,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures to Enrich Your Mind ---


Bob Jensen's Threads on Education Technology ---

Book Reviews

Good Work If You Can Get It: How to Succeed in Academia ---
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Princeton University Press:  Educators Need to Get More Out of Their Syllabi ---
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Post Revolution:  The Making of John Milton ---

Thoughts on Peter Burke’s new book The Polymath ---

Think Jacques Derrida was a charlatan? Look again ---

Breath:  A Modern World of Endemic Jaw Dysfunction ---

In the early years of Nazi rule, the vagueness of much Nazi ideology enabled many Germans to see in Nazism what they wanted to see ---

Irving Oil --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Oil
Donald Savoie’s Thanks for the Business is a rambling, complimentary story of how the Irvings built New Brunswick ---

Some Good News Tidbits

Here are some ridiculously easy home repair tips that just about anyone can accomplish by using everyday items you probably have around the house ---
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Big Payoffs for Manufacturing Apprenticeships in Ky. ---
Jensen Comment
Experiential learning depends much upon the experience itself, and that in turn depends upon how seriously the employers are in providing worthwhile experiences. A guided tour of the plant is usually a superficial experience that may be important, but over the entire apprenticeship experiences that are more like intense task tutorials are probably the most aspect of learning on the job.

Breakthrough skin test detects early signs of Parkinson’s disease with amazing accuracy ---

Walmart Announces Black Friday Changes for COVID ---

Clemson University announced Friday that it has received its largest-ever gift, a $60 million donation to its new business school ---

A Wall of Fertile Land Will Cross Africa ---

After 44 years, computer scientists discover a better way to find approximate solutions to the notoriously difficult traveling salesperson problem ---

‘Golden meat’: Scientists create healthier beef products enhanced with plant nutrients ---

Some Bad News Tidbits

Male Students Are Dropping College at Higher Rates ---

A USA Vehicle is Stolen Every 42 Seconds:  Are You Driving One Of The Most Stolen Cars In The U.S.? ---

Do You Live Where Vehicles are Frequently Stolen?

Dangerous Words and Lawsuits Week in Higher Education ---

Jewish and pro-Israel students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign filed a civil rights complaint alleging that they are being harassed and discriminated against ---
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Children in West Africa are working night shifts to fuel a $100-billion chocolate industry that has failed to crack down on child labor ---

Restoring California’s forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment ---

Political corruption is real … and it is our fault ---

Boeing has Negative Jet Sales in September ---

Glitter ruining the environment? Even biodegradable versions cause serious damage to rivers and lakes ---

Justice Department And Indian Authorities Announce Enforcement Actions Against Technical-Support Fraud Scheme Targeting Seniors ---

Minnesota State Senate report correctly blames state and city leadership for the summer’s riots ---

Chess's cheating crisis: 'paranoia has become the culture' ---
The world's largest chess play website has closed more than 85,000 accounts for cheating since March.

A medical journal has retracted two papers by a researcher with a penchant for fabricating co-authors ---
Is this a new twist on "ghost writing?"

Eliminating the Competition:  Italian woman jailed for spiking coworker's coffee in attempt to have her fired ---

Tax Evasion:  Case Houston Robert Brockman involves $2 billion in income hidden abroad, authorities say, making it largest tax case ever against an individual ---

Tax Evasion:  Billionaire Robert Smith, the wealthiest African American in the USA, is set to pay $140 million and admit liability for additional taxes owed but won’t be prosecuted ---

Library eBooks:  In the wake of the pandemic, can publishers and libraries finally hash out their differences?

When should government intervene in price setting in the private sector?

Chronicle of Higher Education:  Students Cheat. How Much Does It Matter?
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Trust your students, the pedagogical progressives advise, and they’ll usually live up to it. But that has not been Ajay Shenoy’s experience. In March, Shenoy, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz, relaxed the expectations for his winter-quarter final, making it open note and giving students more time.

That hadn’t been Shenoy’s first impulse. Initially, he thought he might make it harder to cheat by letting students view just one question at a time, and randomizing the order of questions. The test would be timed, and everyone would take it at once.

Then his students started to go home, and home was all over the world. Between time zones and air travel, there was no way he could expect them to all find the same two hours for an exam. Besides, he realized, his students were, understandably, incredibly stressed.

Still, Shenoy required students to do their own work. He even asked them to let him know if they heard about anyone cheating.

After the exam, a couple of students came forward. One had heard about classmates putting test questions on Chegg. Another was pretty sure his housemates had cheated off their fraternity brothers. Alarmed, Shenoy decided to investigate. In his research, Shenoy uses natural-language processing to detect signs of political corruption. So to understand the scope of the cheating, he wrote a simple computer program to compare students’ exam responses. He uncovered an amount of cheating he calls “stunning.”

It also bothered Shenoy that it seemed to be common knowledge among his students that a number of their classmates were cheating.

“This is the issue when people say you should just trust students more,” Shenoy says. “Even if 99 percent of the students don’t want to cheat, if that 1 percent is cheating — and if everyone else knows about it — it’s a prisoner’s dilemma, right?” Students who are honest know they are at a disadvantage, he says, if they don’t think the professor is going to enforce the rules.

So Shenoy enforced the rules. He investigated 20 cases in his class of 312, and filed academic-misconduct reports for 18. (Those weren’t the only students who cheated, Shenoy says. Through documentation he got from Chegg, he knows many more students turned to the site. But he had time to pursue only students who had submitted questions to it.)

In-person exam cheating, Shenoy thought, is ineffective, and probably doesn’t boost students’ grades all that much — certainly no more than, well, studying more.

But when he compared the grades of students who had cheated with those of their classmates who didn’t, he found that the cheaters scored about 10 points higher on the exam. “I guess it’s possible that the smarter students were also the ones who chose to cheat,” Shenoy says. “But usually, in my experience, it’s the other way around.”

Who’s hurt when students cheat? It’s their loss, some professors will argue. It’s the cheaters who’ve squandered their tuition payment, time, and opportunity to learn the material. Besides, their actions will probably catch up to them eventually. That’s not how Shenoy views it, though.

If cheating leads to a higher grade, says the economist, then cheating is rational. “This was actually quite valuable to the student,” Shenoy says. “At the expense of the other students.”

So Shenoy felt a responsibility. “Part of my reason for putting so much time into pursuing this,” he says, “was just out of a sense of justice for the other students.

Continued in article

Jensen Comment

I continued to repeat my example of the 60+ students who were expelled for cheating in a political science class where every student was assured of getting an A grade in the course if they did the homework. Many reported they cheated (in this case plagiarized) because when they were assured of an A grade irrespective of effort then their time was better spent on courses where they were not assured of an A grade.

When some of students took my courses on a pass-fail basis seldom was their performance on homework, term papers, and exams nearly as good as most of my students taking the course for a letter grade. The pass-fail students seemingly did not put the time and effort into learning as the students who worked overtime for an A or B grade.

Chronicle of Higher Education:  Seven Ways to Assess Students Online and Minimize Cheating ---
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  • Break up a big high-stakes exam into small weekly tests.

    Start and end each test with an honor statement

    Ask students to explain their problem-solving process

    Get to know each student’s writing style in low- or no-stakes tasks

    Assess learning in online discussion forums

    Don’t base grades solely on tests

    Offer students choice in how they demonstrate their knowledge.

    Jensen Comment
    If you base grades almost entirely upon examinations, make students take those examinations in some type of testing center or have the exams proctored locally.

  • Bob Jensen's threads on online versus onsite cheating ---

    Chegg Writing Plagiarism --- https://www.chegg.com/writing/plagiarism-checker/

    Chegg Writing Grammar--- https://www.chegg.com/writing/grammar-check/

    US News:  2021 Best Global Universities Rankings ---

    How to Create a Venn Diagram Using Microsoft PowerPoint ---

    Disgruntled Employees and the Damage They Can Do ---

    How to Live Frugally While Living Outside of Munich ---

    Jensen Comments
    Housing is expensive in Germany, and most Germans live in relatively small apartments. What's very expensive is energy such that small apartments cost less to heat. Having air conditioning is a relative luxury in Europe. Having a private yard is not common in Europe, although it's somewhat common to rent small garden plots on the outskirts of cities. It's difficult to compare urban housing costs in the USA with Germany. A huge problem is the high variability of urban housing costs in the USA. For example, comparing apartment rental prices in San Francisco and Manhattan with Munich is much different than comparing apartment rental prices with San Antonio and Cleveland. Also, in San Antonio and Cleveland living outside the city generally entails owning a house with a relatively large yard. This is not the case in Munich where most people living outside the city live in apartments.

    Public transportation is very convenient in most parts of Germany and relatively inexpensive. Public transportation in most of the USA sucks, although airline travel in the USA is usually a better deal than airline travel in Europe. In the USA travel by airline is often the only decent option because passenger train service is lousy between most cities.

    Cars are expensive in Europe, and the author of this article apparently does not spend money for a car, insurance, fuel, maintenance, and parking.
    Her husband most likely has an automobile. I'm guessing here.

    High quality food is relatively cheap in Germany, although restaurants are expensive and quality beef cuts are usually high priced.

    Germany has options for either public or private health insurance or both. The author states the following:

    As an example, I could technically choose to be part of a private health insurance plan, which would decrease my monthly premium due to my young age and good health. However, I deliberately chose to opt into the public healthcare system when I moved to Germany, and every month, I pay the maximum contribution of €360.

    If you leave the public healthcare system, it's extremely difficult to re-enter, and private insurance can become devastatingly expensive as you age or develop poor health. For that reason, I wanted to remain in the public system to keep my costs relatively low over the decades, no matter my health or age.

    Our contacts in Germany state that the private health insurance option sometimes provides access to better physicians and care, especially for elective surgeries. Recently my wife's nephew in Germany was in an emergency room with a broken leg. The private insurance patents tended to go ahead of him, and he waited for five hours to be examined. Even longer waits are common in the USA, especially for charity patients who sometimes have no option other than going to an emergency room even if they are not emergency patients. This is a very sad part of the USA's ER system.

    How to Mislead With Statistics

    Post-tenure Law Professors in the USA --- http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/uploads/cms/documents/after_tenure_report-_final-_abf_4.1.pdf


    A wealth of research has demonstrated that the gender wage gap in the legal profession is both pervasive and persistent. Our investigation of a rich and unique dataset of tenured law professors reveals gender stratification in the legal academy, clearly demonstrated by our finding that tenured women law professors—and especially women of color—receive lower compensation than their male colleagues. We find evidence that women law professors are very likely to earn lower salaries and additional income than men, even when they both enjoy the same protection of tenure. 126 Moreover, we find that gendered earnings disparities are experienced more acutely by women of color. In addition to documenting that gendered earnings disparities exist, it is important to examine the mechanisms that underly these persistent forms of gender—and racialized—inequality. 127 Our findings demonstrate the salience of human capital and social capital in mediating the relationship between gender and earnings in the legal academy.

    Jensen Comment
    Firstly, the fact that the American Statistical Association now tends to discourage rather then encourage p-value analysis of statistical inference data is never mentioned by the authors as they continue to rely on somewhat dubious p-values

    Time to say goodbye to “statistically significant” and embrace uncertainty, say statisticians ---

    Three years ago, the American Statistical Association (ASA) expressed hope that the world would move to a “post-p-value era.” The statement in which they made that recommendation has been cited more than 1,700 times, and apparently, the organization has decided that era’s time has come. (At least one journal had already banned p values by 2016.) In an editorial in a special issue of The American Statistician out today, “Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond P<0.05,” the executive director of the ASA, Ron Wasserstein, along with two co-authors, recommends that when it comes to the term “statistically significant,” “don’t say it and don’t use it.” (More than 800 researchers signed onto a piece published in Nature yesterday calling for the same thing.) We asked Wasserstein’s co-author, Nicole Lazar of the University of Georgia, to answer a few questions about the move.

    So the ASA wants to say goodbye to “statistically significant.” Why, and why now?

    In the past few years there has been a growing recognition in the scientific and statistical communities that the standard ways of performing inference are not serving us well.  This manifests itself in, for instance, the perceived crisis in science (of reproducibility, of credibility); increased publicity surrounding bad practices such as p-hacking (manipulating the data until statistical significance can be achieved); and perverse incentives especially in the academy that encourage “sexy” headline-grabbing results that may not have much substance in the long run.  None of this is necessarily new, and indeed there are conversations in the statistics (and other) literature going back decades calling to abandon the  language of statistical significance.  The tone now is different, perhaps because of the more pervasive sense that what we’ve always done isn’t working, and so the time seemed opportune to renew the call.

    Much of the editorial is an impassioned plea to embrace uncertainty. Can you explain?

    The world is inherently an uncertain place.   Our models of how it works — whether formal or informal, explicit or implicit — are often only crude approximations of reality. Likewise, our data about the world are subject to both random and systematic errors, even when collected with great care. So, our estimates are often highly uncertain; indeed, the p-value itself is uncertain. The bright-line thinking that is emblematic of declaring some results “statistically significant” (p<0.05) and others “not statistically significant” (p>0.05) obscures that uncertainty, and leads us to believe that our findings are on more solid ground than they actually are. We think that the time has come to fully acknowledge these facts and to adjust our statistical thinking accordingly.

    Continued in article

    Secondly, in a survey sample of 1,210 tenured law professors, 378 are people of color. Among those 378, roughly 100 are Women of Color that includes African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, etc. In comparison there are 278 Males of Color.

    Keeping in mind that there are over 4,500 tenured law professors in the USA, most any inferences from a non-random sample of 1,210 respondents must be suspect. For example, are disgruntled respondents more apt to have completed this survey?  There's some evidence of a higher response rate among Women of Color than among White Men ---
    The reason may be that Women of Color are more disgruntled among tenured law faculty.

    Table 14 is a key table featured in the conclusions of this study. The focus is mainly on the average salary differences between Women of Color and the other average salary groupings in the study. The study does not devote much attention to the outcome where Men of Color have very nearly the same average salary as White Men. This should be more praiseworthy than is given by the authors in the study. Instead the focus of this study is on how Women of Color and White Women have a lower average salary differences than both Men of Color and White Men. This finding supports other studies in law schools showing women faculty are paid less on average. This has been the basis of a number of lawsuits against lawsuits, some of which have been successful for the women who sued.

    The authors in the study do not focus on the implications that average salary standard error measures for both Women of Color and Men of Color are much higher than for White Men and White Women? What do these larger standard errors imply? For me, higher standard errors suggest that outliers may be having more impact on both Women and Men of Color.

    This is one of those studies where I tend to agree with the conclusions even though those conclusions are supported by some rather doubtful statistical inference mumbo jumbo.

    What is more disturbing to me is that women are less likely to reach the top in our largest and most prestigious law firms.

    "Why Do So Few Women Reach the Top of Big Law Firms?" by Timothy L. O'Brien, The New York Times, March 19, 2006 --- http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/19/business/yourmoney/19law.html

    Although the nation's law schools for years have been graduating classes that are almost evenly split between men and women, and although firms are absorbing new associates in numbers that largely reflect that balance, something unusual happens to most women after they begin to climb into the upper tiers of law firms. They disappear.

    According to the National Association for Law Placement, a trade group that provides career counseling to lawyers and law students, only about 17 percent of the partners at major law firms nationwide were women in 2005, a figure that has risen only slightly since 1995, when about 13 percent of partners were women.

    Even those who have made it to the top of their profession say that the data shows that women's legal careers involve distinct, often insurmountable hurdles and that those hurdles remain misunderstood or underexamined.

    "You have a given population of people who were significantly motivated to go through law school with a certain career goal in mind," says Ms. Plevan, who notes that Proskauer has always provided her with a welcoming professional home. "What de-motivates them to want to continue working in the law?"

    FOR years, one pat response to that question was that once law school graduation rates substantially equalized between men and women, that pipeline would fuel firm diversity and cause partnerships to equalize as well. Yet the pipeline has been gushing for about two decades and partnership disparity remains.

    Although women certainly leave firms to become more actively involved in child-rearing, recent detailed studies indicate that female lawyers often feel pushed into that choice and would prefer to maintain their careers and a family if a structure existed that allowed them to do so. Some analysts and many women who practice law say that having children isn't the primary reason most women leave law firms anyhow; most, they say, depart for other careers or for different ways to practice law.

    "Firms want women to stay. Men at the firms want women to stay, and women want to stay. So why aren't they?" asks Karen M. Lockwood, a partner at Howrey in Washington. "Law firms are way beyond discrimination — this is about advancement and retention. Problems with advancement and retention are grounded in biases, not discrimination."

    With law firms courting major corporations that demand diversity within the ranks of those advising them, and with women increasingly dominating the top tiers of law school graduates, veteran lawyers say that promoting women's legal careers is not just a matter of goodwill or high-mindedness. It's also a winning business strategy.

    . . .

    Research conducted by the Project for Attorney Retention, a program sponsored by the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, has also identified an inflexible, billable-hours regime as an obstacle to job satisfaction for both sexes, a trend that is more pronounced among the most recent crop of law school graduates. Some veteran lawyers witness this dissatisfaction firsthand and say that it tugs more powerfully at women than men because of social expectations about household roles and child-rearing.

    We are very accommodating with leaves and flexible schedules, and even with that we still lose women," says Edith R. Matthai, who founded a Los Angeles law firm, Robie & Matthai, with her husband in 1987. "I think the pressures on women from spouses, family, peers, schools and others is huge.

    "I think the real solution is a reassessment of the role that women play in the family," adds Ms. Matthai, who is president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. "One thing we need is a sense of shared responsibilities for the household and, most importantly, shared responsibilities for taking care of the kids."

    Ms. Matthai said that conditions for women had improved a good deal over the last 30 years, but added: "We have a long way to go. It's my dream that more women will stick it out in the law until they get to the fun part, and it just breaks my heart to see them giving up the dream."

    Research conducted by the New York City Bar Association and other groups indicate that women who temporarily give up their professional dreams to pursue child-rearing or other personal goals have a difficult, if not impossible, time finding easily available on-ramps when they choose to re-enter the legal world.

    Continued in article

    How to Mislead With Statistics

    Epic miscalls and landslides unforeseen: The exceptional catalog of polling failure ---

    How to Mislead With Cherry Picking

    Cherry Picking Bias (think Snopes, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, etc.) is a Far Worse Problem Than Fake News ---
    Evaluating the fake news problem at the scale of the information ecosystem ---

    Fake news,” broadly defined as false or misleading information masquerading as legitimate news, is frequently asserted to be pervasive online with serious consequences for democracy. Using a unique multimode dataset that comprises a nationally representative sample of mobile, desktop, and television consumption, we refute this conventional wisdom on three levels. First, news consumption of any sort is heavily outweighed by other forms of media consumption, comprising at most 14.2% of Americans’ daily media diets. Second, to the extent that Americans do consume news, it is overwhelmingly from television, which accounts for roughly five times as much as news consumption as online. Third, fake news comprises only 0.15% of Americans’ daily media diet. Our results suggest that the origins of public misinformedness and polarization are more likely to lie in the content of ordinary news or the avoidance of news altogether as they are in overt fakery.

    Jensen Comment
    The same thing happens in teaching and research when teachers cherry pick course content. Sometimes it's caused by a teacher's political bias ---

    More often it's wanting to focus on what teachers spent their lives preparing to teach and overlooking (with content cherry picking) that which is now embarrassing in course content.
    It is by now well known that some of the greatest modern philosophers held racist views ---
    https://aeon.co/essays/racism-is-baked-into-the-structure-of-dialectical-philosophy  ---

    Also see

    And cherry picking is not just a political phenomenon. For example, managerial and cost accounting teachers still devote significant modules of a course to ABC costing without mentioning that in the real world ABC costing is seldom used in the 21st Century due to failing to meet the cost-benefit test in practice ---
    It is all too common in academe to teach formulas, algorithms, and processes while cherry picking out robustness issues and cost when applied in the real world ---


    Eight accelerated MBAs offered by top business schools that allow you to get a degree quicker (and cheaper) than at a traditional program ---
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    1. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management's Accelerated MBAs, $101,288
    2. Duke University Fuqua School of Business' accelerated daytime MBA, $86,835
    3. University of Florida Warrington College of Business' Online MBA, $41,173
    4. American University Kogod School of Business' One-Year Master's in Business Administration, $86,976
    5. Boise State University's online MBA programs, $36,750
    6. La Salle University's online MBA programs, starting at $24,981
    7. Emory University Goizueta Business School's One-Year MBA, $98,100
    8. University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business' One-Year MBA, $81,242

    Traditional MBA programs typically involve investing two years of time and tuition. Given the commitment and cost — which can add up to six figures for a degree from a top-ranked program — it's no wonder alternatives like executive MBAspart-time MBA programs, and online MBAs are popular among busy executives and those hoping to break into a field fast.

    Well, there's another option to add to the list: The accelerated MBA — a full-fledged MBA degree packed into as little as 10 months. This alternative has been adopted by several well-ranked universities, such as Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, which debuted its one-year program 50 years ago. It's also often available online, which can be a perk for people who need a more flexible MBA experience.

    While there's no standard defined time criteria as to what makes an MBA "accelerated," they're generally shorter than two years and can often be completed in 12 months.

    Business Insider reached out to the faculty and alumni of accelerated MBA programs currently offered by well-ranked universities to learn more about what sets accelerated MBAs apart from their two-year counterparts.

    Continued in article

    Jensen Comment
    For decades it's been possible for undergraduate business majors and accounting majors to find one-year MBA programs that build on an undergraduate core of business courses.

    In very prestigious MBA programs, the newer accelerated versions entail loss of content. Importantly, there is also less networking with faculty, students, and alumni that can be crucial to career success of an MBA graduate from an elite full two-year MBA program.

    In my opinion the job market will recognize the difference between a two-year MBA graduate from the above programs and a graduate from an accelerated one-year program. And the job market has grown leaner for MBA graduates since the start of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

    Bloomberg:  Banks brace for “big bang” switch on $80 trillion worth of swaps ---

    Bob Jensen's free tutorials on how to account for swaps and other financial derivatives ---

    Step Inside The Museum of Obsolete Library Science ---

    How to Mislead With Statistics

    Explore the Full WSJ Sustainable Management Ranking ---

    The Wall Street Journal’s list of the top sustainably managed companies takes a broad view of sustainability, assessing a company’s leadership and governance practices for their ability to create value for shareholders over the long term. The ranking was produced by the Journal’s environment, social and governance research analysts, who assessed more than 5,500 publicly traded businesses based on a range of sustainability metrics. View the full methodology.


    Jensen Comment
    Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Each company was scored by combining up to 165 company-reported data items. With so many variables, one or a few of the very most important variables may get watered down in importance with relatively minor variables. For example, imagine ranking professional athletes on 165 health variables. The athlete with an inoperable brain tumor may not seem so bad as long as 164 other health variables are amazing.

    Also for most any variable its importance may vary greatly with magnitude.

    More importantly, some of the variables may be highly interactive with other variables and with variables not included in the study. In the case of sustainability some of the most important variables are dependent upon highly unpredictable future happenings such as having much of the operations close to a dangerous earthquake fault.

    I grew suspicious of this ranking when I noted that HP ranked very high with a 8/100 ranking, and Xerox ranked relatively high with an 18/100 ranking. How sustainable are HP and Xerox relative to Crown Holdings having a 93/100 ranking? Both HP and Xerox are struggling with their current product lines and are seeking to diversify.

    Royal Dutch Shell has a 33/100 ranking while Exxon and Chevron did not even make the top 100. It's not clear to me that Royal Dutch Shell is that much more sustainable than Exxon and Chevron that have billions in resources to diversify into alternative energies.

    My main point is that with 165 predictor variables, the most important interactive combination variables can get lost in the forest with so many trees.

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    Over 600 Examples of Critical Thinking and Illustrations of How to Mislead With Statistics --

    Daisugi, the 600-Year-Old Japanese Technique of Growing Trees Out of Other Trees, Creating Perfectly Straight Lumber ---

    Bitcoin --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin
    Bitcoin has 'considerable' upside as it better competes with gold as alternative currency, JPMorgan says ---

    Forwarded by Auntie Bev


    I hit the golf ball any way I can and laugh if it goes in the lake.   That's the breaks. I'm just happy I can still hit that golf ball. I am forwarding this to those on my Seniors e-mail list because it is so   well written. Please send back (I did) It's neat. Don't delete this one, you'll laugh when you see the return message.

    As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

    Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer until 4 AM or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish   to weep over a lost love, I will.

    I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging   body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon if I choose to,   despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They too, will get old

    I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just   as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things

    Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not   break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet passes? But, broken hearts are what   give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being   imperfect.

    I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray,   and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my   face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair   could turn silver.

    Jensen Comment
    To this I might add that aging is much better if two partners can live together and share the evolution of their partnership. It seems to me that in the advanced years it's wonderful to mutually share the joys and burdens of aging. Those that continue to share this partnership are indeed fortunate. I have a friend who is now almost 100 years of age. When his wife died he did not even want to return to live in their long-time home. He became like a ship without a rudder. Now he just sits alone and depressed in a nursing care center. Life for him was so much better before he lost his partner.

    Threats to U.S. Treasury market liquidity still exist, Fed says --

  • The U.S. Treasury market still runs the risk of abrupt freezes in liquidity like the one seen in March and April, as the COVID-19 pandemic roiled the financial system, a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Market Committee said on Friday.

    The market shock in March, which helped drive yields across maturities to all-time lows, was “truly an exceptional event,” Lorie Logan said in a speech to the Brookings-Chicago Booth Task Force on Financial Stability.

    “However, while it is tempting to dismiss it as a once-in-a-lifetime shock, it is important to take time to reflect and assess if lessons can be learned that could make the Treasury market even more resilient to future shocks.”

    The Treasury market is the deepest and most liquid in the world. Nevertheless, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of investors tried to sell off their Treasury holdings only to find a limited number of buyers.

    The major sellers were mutual funds, which sold off more than $200 billion of their Treasury holdings in the first quarter, foreign accounts, which sold off roughly $161 billion between February and April, and hedge funds.

    The buyers, Treasury market primary dealers, reported that customer transaction volumes increased from $400 billion a day in February to $650 billion a day in mid-March. In the market for buying and selling all Treasuries save for the most recently issued, the spread between the prices asked and those bid rose to an all-time high, nearly 30 times their normal level.

    Primary dealers were prior to the selloff holding historically high volumes of Treasury debt, and were therefore unable to take on more, explained Logan. The Fed stepped in and began purchasing Treasury debt, which returned liquidity to the market.

    Continued in article

  • Jensen Comment
    One of the main responsibilities of the Fed is to maintain liquidity in markets. Times like this lead to the controversial Quantitative Easing strategy of the Fed that leads to printing of money without taxing or borrowing --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantitative_easing 

    Risks and side-effects

    Quantitative easing may cause higher inflation than desired if the amount of easing required is overestimated and too much money is created by the purchase of liquid assets.[87] On the other hand, QE can fail to spur demand if banks remain reluctant to lend money to businesses and households. Even then, QE can still ease the process of deleveraging as it lowers yields. However, there is a time lag between monetary growth and inflation; inflationary pressures associated with money growth from QE could build before the central bank acts to counter them.[88] Inflationary risks are mitigated if the system's economy outgrows the pace of the increase of the money supply from the easing.[citation needed] If production in an economy increases because of the increased money supply, the value of a unit of currency may also increase, even though there is more currency available. For example, if a nation's economy were to spur a significant increase in output at a rate at least as high as the amount of debt monetized, the inflationary pressures would be equalized. This can only happen if member banks actually lend the excess money out instead of hoarding the extra cash.[citation needed] During times of high economic output, the central bank always has the option of restoring reserves to higher levels through raising interest rates or other means, effectively reversing the easing steps taken.

    Economists such as John Taylor[89] believe that quantitative easing creates unpredictability. Since the increase in bank reserves may not immediately increase the money supply if held as excess reserves, the increased reserves create the danger that inflation may eventually result when the reserves are loaned out.[90]

    QE benefits debtors, since the interest rate has fallen, meaning there is less money to be repaid. However, it directly harms creditors as they earn less money from lower interest rates. Devaluation of a currency also directly harms importers and consumers, as the cost of imported goods is inflated by the devaluation of the currency.[91]

    Impact on savings and pensions[edit]

    In the European UnionWorld Pensions Council (WPC) financial economists have also argued that artificially low government bond interest rates induced by QE will have an adverse impact on the underfunding condition of pension funds, since "without returns that outstrip inflation, pension investors face the real value of their savings declining rather than ratcheting up over the next few years".[92][93] In addition to this, low or negative interest rates create disincentives for saving.[94] In a way this is an intended effect, since QE is intended to spur consumer spending.

    Capital flight[edit]

    According to Bloomberg reporter David Lynch, the new money from quantitative easing could be used by the banks to invest in emerging markets, commodity-based economies, commodities themselves, and non-local opportunities rather than to lend to local businesses that are having difficulty getting loans.[95]

    Increased income and wealth inequality

    Critics frequently point to the redistributive effects of quantitative easing. For instance, British Prime Minister Theresa May openly criticized QE in July 2016 for its regressive effects: "Monetary policy – in the form of super-low interest rates and quantitative easing – has helped those on the property ladder at the expense of those who can't afford to own their own home."[96] Dhaval Joshi of BCA Research wrote that "QE cash ends up overwhelmingly in profits, thereby exacerbating already extreme income inequality and the consequent social tensions that arise from it".[97] Anthony Randazzo of the Reason Foundation wrote that QE "is fundamentally a regressive redistribution program that has been boosting wealth for those already engaged in the financial sector or those who already own homes, but passing little along to the rest of the economy. It is a primary driver of income inequality".[97]

    Those criticisms are partly based on some evidence provided by central banks themselves. In 2012, a Bank of England report[98] showed that its quantitative easing policies had benefited mainly the wealthy, and that 40% of those gains went to the richest 5% of British households.[97][99]

    In May 2013, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said that cheap money has made rich people richer, but has not done quite as much for working Americans.[100]

    Answering similar criticisms expressed by MEP Molly Scott Cato, the President of the ECB Mario Draghi once declared:[101]

    Some of these policies may, on the one hand, increase inequality but, on the other hand, if we ask ourselves what the major source of inequality is, the answer would be unemployment. So, to the extent that these policies help – and they are helping on that front – then certainly an accommodative monetary policy is better in the present situation than a restrictive monetary policy.

    In July 2018, the ECB published a study[102] showing that its QE programme increased the net wealth of the poorest fifth of the population by 2.5 percent, compared with just 1.0 percent for the richest fifth. The study's credibility was however contested.[103]

    Criticism by BRIC countries

    BRIC countries have criticized the QE carried out by the central banks of developed nations. They share the argument that such actions amount to protectionism and competitive devaluation. As net exporters whose currencies are partially pegged to the dollar, they protest that QE causes inflation to rise in their countries and penalizes their industries.[104][105][106][107]

    The world's leading emerging economies have urged Western governments[108] to pursue "responsible" economic policies, in particular referring to quantitative easing. In a joint statement leaders of Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa, collectively BRICS, have condemned the policies of western economies saying "It is critical for advanced economies to adopt responsible macro-economic and financial policies, avoid creating excessive liquidity and undertake structural reforms to lift growth" as written in the Telegraph.[109]

    Another criticism prevalent in Europe,[110] is that it creates moral hazard for governments. Central banks’ purchases of government securities artificially depress the cost of borrowing. Normally, governments issuing additional debt see their borrowing costs rise, which discourages them from overdoing it. In particular, market discipline in the form of higher interest rates will cause a government like Italy's, tempted to increase deficit spending, to think twice. Not so, however, when the central bank acts as bond buyer of last resort and is prepared to purchase government securities without limit. In such circumstances, market discipline will be incapacitated.

    Political risk

    Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, warned in 2010 that QE carries "the risk of being perceived as embarking on the slippery slope of debt monetization. We know that once a central bank is perceived as targeting government debt yields[94] at a time of persistent budget deficits, concern about debt monetization quickly arises." Later in the same speech, he stated that the Fed is monetizing the government debt: "The math of this new exercise is readily transparent: The Federal Reserve will buy $110 billion a month in Treasuries, an amount that, annualized, represents the projected deficit of the federal government for next year. For the next eight months, the nation's central bank will be monetizing the federal debt."[111] Ben Bernanke remarked in 2002 that the US government had a technology called the printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), so that if rates reached zero and deflation threatened, the government could always act to ensure deflation was prevented. He said, however, that the government would not print money and distribute it "willy nilly" but would rather focus its efforts in certain areas (e.g., buying federal agency debt securities and mortgage-backed securities).[112][113] According to economist Robert McTeer, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, there is nothing wrong with printing money during a recession, and quantitative easing is different from traditional monetary policy "only in its magnitude and pre-announcement of amount and timing".[114][115]

     Continued in article


    From the Scout Report on October 16, 2020

    OPENSCAD --- www.openscad.org 
    OpenSCAD is an application for creating 3D models. In contrast to tools like Blender, where users build 3D objects by means of an interactive, graphical editing system, with OpenSCAD users instead create a script in OpenSCAD's language that describes the object they want. The OpenSCAD documentation describes it as working "something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file," and "renders the 3D model from this script file." As such, it is not terribly well-suited to creating artistic 3D animations but is more designed for creating models where a high degree of precision is required (the docs mention "machine parts" as one example). The OpenSCAD documentation includes a tutorial that walks new users through the process of creating their first object, a detailed user manual, a comprehensive language reference, and a "cheat sheet" giving an at-a-glance overview of the OpenSCAD scripting language. In the Downloads section of the site, users can locate installers for macOS, Windows, and Linux systems. OpenSCAD is also present in the package repositories for numerous Linux and BSD systems.

    REN'PY --- www.renpy.org 
    Ren'Py is a game engine that can be used to create visual novels and simulation games. Ren'Py uses its own "screen language" that is similar in format to how screenplays are written. Using only this language, authors can create interactive visual novels that incorporate images, videos, and sounds. It even supports branching, non-linear plot lines. Blocks of Python code may also be included to extend Ren'Py with additional features and facilitate the creation of full-fledged simulation games. The Ren'Py front page mentions that more than 1500 such projects have been created to date. Ren'Py has been recommended as a platform for game creation by outlets such as MakeUseOf and The Guardian. It has also been used in University-level art classes. The Quickstart section in the Ren'Py documentation outlines the creation of a simple visual novel and provides links to detailed reference material. In the Download section of the site, users can locate versions of the Ren'Py Software Development Kit for Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. This SDK can be used to create games that run on computers running Windows, macOS, or Linux/BSD, devices running iOS or Android, or as HTML5 websites running in a modern browser.


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    From the Scout Report on June 13, 2014
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    ORAL ARGUMENT 2.0 --- https://argument2.oyez.org/

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    Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminars --- https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/oxford-transitional-justice-research-seminars

    Media Constructions of Social Justice --- www.projectlooksharp.org/front_end.php?kit_id=7#

    The Digital Panopticon: Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925 Social --- www.digitalpanopticon.org

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    History of Textiles ----

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    October 15, 2020

    Dutch Woman First to Die After COVID-19 Reinfection

    A-Fib Treatment Reduces Patients' Dementia Risk

    Blood Type May Predict Your Risk For Severe COVID

    Cottonelle Wipes Recalled Over Bacteria Concerns

    Spices Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

    Curbing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity

    Hard to Change Minds of 'Vaccine-Hesitant' Parents

    Vacationing Teen Spreads COVID-19 to 11 Relatives

    Pfizer to Test COVID Vaccine in Kids

    October 17, 2020

    Patients Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies

    No Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Before Election

    Long COVID 'May Be Four Syndromes'

    Fauci: We Need a Uniform Approach

    Heart Defects Don't Increase Risk of Severe COVID

    Chinese COVID Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

    Europe Passes U.S. in New COVID-19 Cases

    COVID-19 Doesn’t Seem Seasonal, Study Says

    Small Household Gatherings Driving COVID Increas

    October 18, 2020

    Patients Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies

    No Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Before Election

    Long COVID 'May Be Four Syndromes'

    Fauci: We Need a Uniform Approach

    Heart Defects Don't Increase Risk of Severe COVID

    Chinese COVID Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

    Europe Passes U.S. in New COVID-19 Cases

    COVID-19 Doesn’t Seem Seasonal, Study Says

    Small Household Gatherings Driving COVID Increase

    October 20, 2020

    Walmart Announces Black Friday Changes for COVID

    More Women Trying Pot to Manage Menopause

    Expert: Darkest Weeks of Pandemic Are Yet to Come

    States Get Ready for Complex COVID Vaccine Plans

    Big Babies May Face Higher Lifelong A-Fib Risk

    New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Help Tough Cases

    Oxford University Develops 5-Minute COVID-19 Test

    Recovered COVID Patients’ Antibodies Fade Quickly

    COVID-19 Deaths Could Increase 80% by February

    October 21,2020

    Pandemic Fears Tied to California Gun Sale Surge

    UK Begins Controversial Coronavirus Challenge Trial

    Face Masks and Foggy Glasses: A COVID Consequence

    CVS Hiring 15,000 Workers for COVID-19, Flu Season

    All Residents at Kansas Nursing Home Have COVID-19

    Rapid Test Results May Go Unreported, Officials Say

    Walmart Announces Black Friday Changes for COVID

    Microplastics Seeping Out of Baby Bottles: Study

    More Women Trying Pot to Manage Menopause

    October 23, 2020

    Missouri Family Reports 8 COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

    Two Studies Show Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates

    Volunteer in Brazilian COVID Vaccine Trial Dies

    Who's At Risk For 'Long COVID?'

    Coffee, Green Tea May Help Against Type 2 Diabetes

    Mask Use by Americans Now Tops 90%, Poll Finds

    Fauci: Masks, Social Distancing Likely Until 2022

    Dating During the Pandemic: Online and Restless

    Hispanic Women More Prone to COVID in Pregnanc

    October 24, 2020

    Santa Won’t Visit Macy’s This Christmas Season

    COVID Vaccine Standards Questioned at FDA Meeting

    Poverty May Up Black Children's Health Risks Early

    Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity

    Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes

    Trump, Biden Battle Over COVID, ACA in Last Debate

    Boston Public Schools Back to All-Remote Learning

    Missouri Family Reports 8 COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

    Two Studies Show Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates

    October 26, 2020

  • Fauci Says Nationwide Face Mask Rule May Be Needed

  • Moderna Might Seek Government OK for Vaccine in December

  • Santa Won’t Visit Macy’s This Christmas Season

  • COVID Vaccine Standards Questioned at FDA Meeting

  • Poverty May Up Black Children's Health Risks Early

  • Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity

  • Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes

  • Trump, Biden Battle Over COVID, ACA in Last Debate

  • Boston Public Schools Back to All-Remote Learning

    October 27, 2020

    ‘Miracle Baby’ Born at 1 Pound Goes Home Healthy

    Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults

    Down Syndrome Increases COVID Death Risk 10 Fold

    Several Aides to VP Pence Test Positive

    CDC Issues Updated Guidelines for Voting Safety

    CDC Will Monitor COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients

    COVID Syndrome Seen in Kids Also Strikes Adults

    Pfizer Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in Teens

    States, U.S. Hit Set New Records for COVID Case

    October 28, 2020

    Spouses Share a Lot, Including Heart Health: Study

    Jamie Foxx's Sister, DeOndra Dixon, Dies at 36

    France Faces Lock Down as COVID Surges in Europe

    CDC Warns of Listeria Outbreak

    Loss of Smell More Common in COVID-19 Than Thought

    Psoriasis Meds Don't Raise Risk of Severe COVID-19

    Diet Drinks Don't Do Your Heart Any Favors

    WH Chief of Staff: US Won’t Control the Pandemic

    AstraZeneca, J & J Resume Vaccine Trials

    Too Much of a Good Thing:  Overly Obsessed With Running ---

    Scientists discover Alzheimer’s disease caused by mutation of common enzyme ---

    Jensen Comment
    Science is still a long way from a preventative or cure.

    Stratified Sampling --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratified_sampling

    Mathematician Gary Cornell argues that current testing procedures won't tell us much about vaccine efficacy for the elderly because sampling was not stratified ---


    Breakthrough skin test detects early signs of Parkinson’s disease with amazing accuracy ---

    Digital psychiatry: Study finds virtual therapy more effective than face-to-face meetings ---
    https:‘Golden meat’: Scientists create healthier beef products enhanced with plant nutrients ---
    https://www.studyfinds.org/golden-meat-healthier-beef-products-plant-nutrients/ //www.studyfinds.org/virtual-therapy-cbt-more-effective/

    Jensen Comment
    This finding does not necessarily apply to all kinds of therapy.

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    What is Osteopathic Medicine?

    Humor in October

    The Time When National Lampoon Parodied Mad Magazine: A Satire of Satire (1971) ---

    Forwarded by Tina

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    How Accountics Scientists Should Change: 
    "Frankly, Scarlett, after I get a hit for my resume in The Accounting Review I just don't give a damn"
    One more mission in what's left of my life will be to try to change this

    What went wrong in accounting/accountics research?  ---

    The Sad State of Accountancy Doctoral Programs That Do Not Appeal to Most Accountants ---


    Bob Jensen's threads on accounting theory ---

    Tom Lehrer on Mathematical Models and Statistics ---

    Systemic problems of accountancy (especially the vegetable nutrition paradox) that probably will never be solved ---


    World Clock --- http://www.peterussell.com/Odds/WorldClock.php
    Facts about the earth in real time --- http://www.worldometers.info/

    Interesting Online Clock and Calendar --- http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf
    Time by Time Zones --- http://timeticker.com/
    Projected Population Growth (it's out of control) --- http://geography.about.com/od/obtainpopulationdata/a/worldpopulation.htm
             Also see http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/Populations.html
    Facts about population growth (video) --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
    Projected U.S. Population Growth --- http://www.carryingcapacity.org/projections75.html
    Real time meter of the U.S. cost of the war in Iraq --- http://www.costofwar.com/ 
    Enter you zip code to get Census Bureau comparisons --- http://zipskinny.com/
    Sure wish there'd be a little good news today.

    Free (updated) Basic Accounting Textbook --- search for Hoyle at

    CPA Examination --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpa_examination
    Free CPA Examination Review Course Courtesy of Joe Hoyle --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/

    Rick Lillie's education, learning, and technology blog is at http://iaed.wordpress.com/

    Accounting News, Blogs, Listservs, and Social Networking ---

    Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm 
    Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
    Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
    Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

    Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
    In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
    I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

    Some of Bob Jensen's Tutorials

    Many useful accounting sites (scroll down) --- http://www.iasplus.com/links/links.htm


    Bob Jensen's Sort-of Blogs --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
    Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
    Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
    Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

    Some Accounting History Sites

    Bob Jensen's Accounting History in a Nutshell and Links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#AccountingHistory

    Accounting History Libraries at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) --- http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/accountancy/libraries.html
    The above libraries include international accounting history.
    The above libraries include film and video historical collections.

    MAAW Knowledge Portal for Management and Accounting --- http://maaw.info/

    Academy of Accounting Historians and the Accounting Historians Journal ---

    Sage Accounting History --- http://ach.sagepub.com/cgi/pdf_extract/11/3/269

    A nice timeline on the development of U.S. standards and the evolution of thinking about the income statement versus the balance sheet is provided at:
    "The Evolution of U.S. GAAP: The Political Forces Behind Professional Standards (1930-1973)," by Stephen A. Zeff, CPA Journal, January 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/105/infocus/p18.htm
    Part II covering years 1974-2003 published in February 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/205/index.htm 

    A nice timeline of accounting history --- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2187711/A-HISTORY-OF-ACCOUNTING

    From Texas A&M University
    Accounting History Outline --- http://acct.tamu.edu/giroux/history.html

    Bob Jensen's timeline of derivative financial instruments and hedge accounting ---

    History of Fraud in America --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/415wp/AmericanHistoryOfFraud.htm
    Also see http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Fraud.htm

    Bob Jensen's Threads ---

    More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

    All my online pictures --- http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/PictureHistory/


    Professor Robert E. Jensen (Bob) http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen
    190 Sunset Hill Road
    Sugar Hill, NH 03586
    Phone:  603-823-8482 
    Email:  rjensen@trinity.edu