The Rundown-Mon 1/29/18: Is Education worth it?; Free the batteries!

A very fantastic guest at 7:06 AM and 9:06 AM:

Dr. Brian Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University. I've spoken to him on air previously about his book, "The Myth of the Rational Voter." In his new book, "The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money," Caplan argues...well, you just read what he argues.  It's an interesting question: Is education worth anything close to the time and money we spend on it? And to the extent that it's worth anything, especially for most non-scientists, just how is that worth expressed?

At 8:06 we'll talk with State Senator Steve Fenberg, a Democrat from Boulder, about a piece of legislation he is sponsoring which I think I actually agree with, but I need to ask him a few questions. In short, House Bill 89 prevents electrical utilities from implementing substantial procedural or cost barriers to homeowners who want to install electrical storage batteries, such as for solar generation systems or perhaps other forms of alternative energy generation. Here's an article on Fenberg's bill:
https://coloradopolitics.com/preventing-battery-price-shock/

-----------

So one of the biggest players, if you'll pardon the pun, in the history of the casino industry, Steve Wynn, turns out to be a lecherous scumbag. Let me put on my big surprise face.

I’m so tired of these stories, but I guarantee you they’re definitely not going to stop.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/27/steve-wynn-resign-rnc-finance-chair-sexual-misconduct-accusations-373768

I’m even more tired of each party calling on the other to give the money back. Unless they EARNED the money through crime, what’s the point?

https://nypost.com/2018/01/28/give-back-steve-wynns-cash/

------------

How might Fitbit and other exercise trackers pose a serious security risk to members of the US military?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/27/technology/social-media-bots.html

-----------

Just the sort of bad idea you'd expect from a central planner: Pay people to take the bus or light rail. No thanks.
http://www.westword.com/news/denver-urban-planner-suggests-paying-people-to-take-public-transit-could-pay-off-9921697

The Gipper, in one of his last weekly radio addresses as president, emphasizes the benefits of free trade. I hope that some protectionists who revere Reagan will take his word for it even if they don't take mine.

The Ross Kaminsky Show

The Ross Kaminsky Show

Want to know more about Ross Kaminsky? Get his official bio, social pages & articles on 630 KHOW, Denver's Talk Station! Read more

title

Content Goes Here