Various economics reads

* Mandarin Chinese in schools. Hear hear. It would be interesting to see a complete curriculum redesign for the next century. I’d certainly think Chinese should be in the curriculum. I wonder how you might change the sciences curriculum — traditional chemistry seems like a bit of a dinosaur to me, I’d rather see more physics and computer science.
* Storage industry facts“…an industry that now exceeds the revenues of Hollywood…”
* Open Source economics models. I wonder how broadly the ideas of open source can apply.
* The sports economist on the implications of the nba age floor — the rise of private development leagues funded by talent agencies. Fascinating, perhaps a great outcome for athletes who aren’t college-oriented.