Thursday, March 12, 2009

The enigmatic Tyler Cowen

Obviously Tyler is a big hero of mine, but I often wish he'd be less vague and I've suggested he's a little out of touch.

I do love it when he writes stuff like this though:
"Learning from YouTube" strikes me as more valuable than 80 percent of what is currently on tap. I also think it is often useful to teach science through the medium of a TV show or to teach philosophy through The Simpsons. It fosters personal involvement and if you don't, most of the students aren't learning anything anyway.
I care more about how scathing he is about most of the stuff that gets taught than any of the particular semi-endorsements.

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