Phi Beta Cons

Paying for Grades

It doesn’t really work, finds a study of a Canadian college’s program — those who are near the pay threshold work a little harder to get the cash, but overall grades stay about the same.

UPDATE: Paying the poor to behave better doesn’t work either, at least in the developed world, as the New York Times evidently has yet to learn.


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Going Bust

Going Bust

The significant decline in American births should be a matter of intense public concern.