Weekly Links: The Importance of Community College, Extortion and Sympathy

Sarah Straw: More students living at home for first few years of college and community college enrollment rising.

Mario Villarreal-Diaz: The prisoner’s dilemma analysis has been widely used to explore topics on competition, cooperation, trust, reputation, etc. This article explores a different angle, not on the evolution of cooperation, but the evolution of extortion.

Bill Glod: Sarah Skwire on how the humanities teach us sympathy.

Phil Magness: The post-modernist academic paper generator.

Nathan Chang: With so many students switching from 4-year to community colleges, New York City is testing out a new community college model. Chronicle of Higher Education comments on the New Community College and the benefits and shortcomings of the KIPP charter school-like program.