Monthly Archives: January 2010

Book Review: Animal Equality: Language and Liberation


Like many other people, I read The Phantom Tollbooth when my age was a single digit (in base 9+1). For most people who have read this book, it is the first thing we read that encourages us to think carefully … Continue reading

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Transported to mathematical paradise: thoughts on the JMM


On Thursday afternoon, I got off the train in San Francisco, walked for ten minutes, and arrived at Moscone West, a building of comparable size and layout to that of an airport terminal, complete with a check-in desk at the … Continue reading

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Should a college be free?


Should a college do away with tuition? At algebraic geometry lunch last week, Ravi asked if a college with a sufficiently large endowment should do away with tuition. Since that was near the end of the hour, I didn’t get … Continue reading

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