Parents, Your Kids’ College Degrees and Schools Matter

“If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college.” –R. Albert Mohler, Jr. At West Point, every graduate has a degree in engineering. While we could choose other majors and areas of academic focus to study (I was, for example, a German major), we were required to […]

Monkey Brain Confuses Rates and Raw Numbers

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” –Plato When I was at West Point, there was quite a focus on the combat arms (infantry, tankers, field artillery, air defense, etc.). Every running cadence I can remember that I sang, or, rather, gasped through, had to do with the combat arms; there […]

Monkey Brain Counts Bananas

“Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of the world.” –Roger Bacon If I told you that there were two investment possibilities, one of which had a 100% gain and one of which had a 1% gain, you’d probably […]