Articles from Club Troppo
On completing a consumer survey for the Melbourne Theatre Company. I was intrigued to come upon this table.
Which of the following would encourage you to attend the theatre more frequently?
(Select all that apply)
Free pre/post shows talks with artists
Greater variety of productions/events
‘Book Club’-style small group discussions
Special nights for patrons to attend on their own
More notable actors in shows
Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment for Impact Evaluation
By: Abdulkadiroğlu, Atila (Duke University) ; Angrist, Joshua (MIT) ; Narita, Yusuke (Yale University) ; Pathak, Parag A. (MIT)
Time was (I’m guessing, if it was it didn’t last long) when linkbait had standards. You (I’m obviously still guessing here) took some aspect of something and beat it up a bit. Anyway courtesy of ZergNet (who knew) I just saw this bit of linkbait.
George Michael’s Ex-Wham! Partner Breaks Silence Following Death
One of the central contemporary critiques of the industrial revolution was its undermining of crafts and craftsmanship. Today this is happening within the world of ideas. And at least right now, it’s looking like this is not a very happy development.
This paper estimates the large array of long-run benefits of an influential early childhood program targeted to disadvantaged children and their families. It is evaluated by random assignment and follows participants through their mid-30s. The program is a prototype for numerous interventions currently in place around the world.