Robert’s Newsletter

Robert Litan
Economics, politics, education, sports, life, whatever I feel like readers may be interested in
Created 03 Sep 2021
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  • Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball in K-12 Classrooms
    07 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    Few Americans could escape noticing this past week Republican Glenn Youngkin’s win of the Governorship of Virginia and the near upset of New Jersey’s incumbent Governor Democratic Phil Murphy. Much of...
  • Debate Can Revolutionize Education and Help Save our Democracy
    31 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Growing up I was plagued by stuttering. It didn’t affect my singing – it doesn’t for most stutters – but speaking, especially in classes, or heaven forbid, before large audiences petrified me. I almos...
  • Searching for the Best Matches
    24 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    It’s hard to escape one fact from the daily news: that the U.S. economy is suffering from a huge skills mismatch between the roughly 10 million jobs that are unfilled and begging for the right people ...
  • Thanking Teachers in our Lives
    17 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 2
    It shouldn’t have happened this way. Several years ago, I got a Facebook message, I think it was in a comment on someone else’s post, from my 7th grade science teacher, Neil Miller, who is now in his ...
  • The Benefits of Learning the Hard Way
    10 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 2
    When I started writing these columns, I thought I would concentrate my weekly posts on topics drawn from my professional life as a lawyer and economist and occasionally write some book recommendations...
  • It’s Never Too Late: An Ode to Late Bloomers and Personal Reinvention (Again)
    03 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    I love basketball, always have, always will. Facebook knows this because my daily feed consists of videos of the Grayson Boucher -- aka “The Professor” – destroying the latest victims from around the ...
  • It’s Never Too Late: An Ode to Late Bloomers and Personal Reinvention
    03 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 2
    I love basketball, always have, always will. Facebook knows this because my daily feed consists of videos of Grayson Boucher -- aka “The Professor” – destroying the latest victims from around the worl...
  • Can Technology Save Us from Our Gun Culture?
    26 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 0 1
    I don’t know about you, but I find America’s love affair with guns frightening. Apparently, so do many other people because that’s the reason gun sales continue to soar. The more people who buy guns, ...
  • Going Big: It’s A Presidential Thing
    19 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Going Big: It’s A Presidential Thing But Expect Some Compromise Soon (The Way Things Happen in Politics and in Life) Remember sometime back in early in the 2020 presidential race when now President Jo...
  • Timing is Everything (Almost) – in Business, Life, and Policymaking
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    I and many other writers and researchers have joined this innovative platform – Substack – that is a business I knew was coming, I just didn’t know when. You might ask how? Because several years a goo...
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