IN WHICH Ross Rheingans-Yoo, a sometimes-poet and erstwhile student of Computer Science and Math, oc­cas­ion­al­ly writes on things of int­erest.

# Reading Feed (last update: October 15)

A collection of things that I was happy I read. Views expressed by linked authors are chosen because I think they're interesting, not because I think they're correct, unless indicated otherwise.

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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Is the World Bank lending too much to China? — "As I understand it, the World Bank makes money on these loans and there is a cross-subsidy of other Bank activities, most of all aid. A World Bank that stopped such loans would be poorer and less skilled, and over time could devolve into one of the poorer, less effective poverty-fighting parts of the United Nations, without much of a political power base at that."

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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Blade Runner 2049 (some Straussian spoilers) — "It hardly makes any concessions to the Hollywood vices of this millennium and indeed much of the Tysons Corner

# Lower Tuitions at Stanford

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Stanford's in the news today for: Stanford just made tuition free for families earning less than $125,000 per year. The news is usually accompanied by pictures of smiling students and balloons: ...and it usually takes the article in question a few paragraphs to get around to noting that: The announcement is an expansion of Stanford's old financial aid policy, which previously applied to students from families making less than$100,000 per year. (...)

...which raises the question: Just how many students at Stanford come from families with incomes greater than $100k and less than$125k? ...and just how desperately did those families need to have their tuition costs reduced from $\leq$$13.5k[1] to$5k[2]? (EDIT | A bird in my ear mentions that \$100k/yr puts you in the 80%tile of American families, which seems at least approximately-correct.)

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About a year ago, Ken Griffin