Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan's Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.
3. Book review of “Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, Why Universities Won’t Admit It”: The premise of mismatch theory is that students who enter college with academic qualifications considerably lower than their peers will do worse in school than their peers, and they will be ill-served by attending a more selective university where they will likely struggle academically.
4. Petition: Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them.
9. VIDEO: Duck Hunting Shotgun Proven To Be more Dangerous Than a Modern So-Called “Assault” Rifle.
10. Sporting fact of the day: Alabama coach Nick Saban will receive more money in 2012 bonuses ($525,000) than 23 percent of the head coaches at college football’s highest level make in annual salary. The bonus money is a little less than 10 percent of Saban’s annual salary of $5.3 million.