[PMC Weekend Edition] Arbitrary predestination

(Readin' time: 3m 7s. A bit long for a Weekend Edition, but I want you to have the weekend headspace to ponder this.)

Tyler Cowen recently linked to this very interesting working paper on the determinants of college majors.

Here's an excerpt that summarizes the findings:

Students who happen to be assigned classes in one of four required subjects during the semester when they’re supposed to pick a major are twice as likely to major in . . .

Daily Insight

Go deeper into three critical questions with me

If you love my Weekly Articles, you’ll love the Daily Insight.

It's focused on the same questions as my Weekly Articles, but you get 3 additional articles each week, delivered either by email or shown on this site (see below).

Subscribe to Daily Insight

$10 a month or $100 a year

Subscribe for $10/Month

Subscribe for $100/Year

"I’m sure people have told you this before, but I would pay a subscription for your email insights. There really isn’t anything like it anywhere." -- Frank McClung, https://drawingonthepromises.com

"I feel bad not paying you for this email! This is amazingly valuable content that you sent me." -- Sasha Jolich, SDA Software Associates