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Pino Goes To College


I recently met with Michael Munger.  Mr. Munger was the Libertarian candidate for governor here in North Carolina.  He also happens to be a Professor at Duke University.  In fact, he’s a former Chair of the Political Science Department there.

I was going to begin the PPE program at Duke and UNC but got busy this year – will go next.

But in the meantime I have enrolled in a course at Coursera.  The course is called “The Power of Markets” and is an intro class in Microeconomics.

Here’s to college!

Free College Courses At Elite Universities


  • Gotta have it
  • Too expensive to buy

What to do?

Why, take the courses for free of course:

Durham, N.C. —

Duke University is joining what has been labeled the revolution in education – online and free of charge.

Duke, Johns Hopkins University and the California Institute of Technology have joined Stanford and Princeton universities in offering courses through startup Coursera Inc.

A total of 16 schools are now partners with Coursera, the Mountain View, California-based company said Monday in a statement.

Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania are partnering to an even greater degree, investing a combined $3.7 million in the company.

Coursera, founded last year by two Stanford computer science professors, Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, offers university classes online, with the aim of educating millions of people globally for free. The company, which raised $16 million earlier this year from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates, will receive an additional combined $2.3 million from the venture capital firms, both of which are based in Menlo Park, California.

Duke, CalTech, Stanford, Princeton.  For free.

If you aren’t taking these courses…if you aren’t advocating the attendance of these course among our kids…I’m not saying that you don’t value education, I just think you’re valuing fair access to success and not fair access to opportunity.