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June 16, 2018

The Danger Assessment
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Domestic violence is an age-old problem. But a new tool promises to help abuse victims assess the risk of extreme violence or even death at the hands of a partner. Then, higher education is a well-established institution, and a profitable one too. But are college educations grossly overrated, when many graduates struggle to find good jobs?
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Documenting Abuse
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PHD, RN, FAAN, is an expert on domestic violence, violence against women and intimate partner violence, Professor and the Anna D. Wolf Chair at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, National Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. Dr. Campbell developed the Danger Assessment, a groundbreaking questionnaire designed to assess a woman's risk of being killed by an abusive partner. She talked about recent updates to the tool that address concerns for immigrant women and same-sex partners. She said itís helpful for an abused woman to document for herself how often abuse is happening, levels of abuse and other patterns.
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Why Higher Education is a Waste of Time
Bryan Caplan, PhD is Professor of Economics at George Mason University, blogger for EconLog, author of The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. Although it is immensely popular--and immensely lucrative--Dr. Caplan believes that higher education is grossly overrated. He said that decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker, but instead in runaway credential inflation. He is in favor of serious cuts in government education funding to curb this wasteful rat race, along with a renewed emphasis on vocational education.
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Privacy and Surveillance Tech
Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, and author of Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech discussed how judges and activists have thought about privacy and surveillance in America in recent decades. He believes that laws need to be updated to address advances in surveillance technology, such as the mass use of license plate readers and facial recognition software.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jacquelyn C. Campbell
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN is the Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also the National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. Her BSN, MSN and PhD are from Duke University, Wright State University and the University of Rochester Schools of Nursing. She has been conducting advocacy policy work and research in the area of domestic violence since 1980. Dr. Campbell has been the PI of 12 major NIH, NIJ or CDC research grants and published more than 220 articles and seven books on this subject, including the textbook Family Violence and Nursing Practice co-authored by Janice Humphreys. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing, was a member of the congressionally appointed US Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence, and is currently on the Boards of Directors of Futures Without Violence and the House of Ruth Battered Womenís Shelter.

Futures Without Violence

 
Bryan Caplan
I'm Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and blogger for EconLog. I am the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter, named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, and The Case Against Education. I am currently colloborating with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cerealís Zach Weinersmith on All Roads Lead to Open Borders, a non-fiction graphic novel on the philosophy and social science of immigration, and writing a new book, Poverty: Who To Blame. I've published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. An openly nerdy man who loves role-playing games and graphic novels, I live in Oakton, Virginia, with my wife and four kids.

The Case Against Education