Looking at what passes for serious study at Columbia, I’m amazed at just how far ‘higher education’ has strayed from true thoughtfulness and scholarship.
I couldn’t make heads nor tails of what he was studying from the description. I read it twice.
“I study intertemporal choice with respect to environmental decisions. I wish to develop socially based interventions to help moderate excessive discounting. I am also especially interested in the organizing of research information for public use, and open access use of ideas for problem solving.”
You don’t call that paragraph the result of “serious study”? It think he has studied so seriously that he is educated FAR beyond his intelligence. Oh his own in the real world he would last about fifteen minutes.
By the way do you have any idea what this “excessive discounting” is about? I don’t know whether I should be about the task of moderating some of that...whatever in blazes it might be.