made the Davos Top 5 Global Risks in Terms of Likelihood.
Davos, the annual conclave of the hyper-rich and famously elected,
has also discovered Severe income disparity
and Water supply crisis, so maybe they’re becoming
However, in Figure 17 on page 25 they’ve got Cyber attacks
as an origin risk, along with Massive incident of data fraud or theft
and Massive digital misinformation. I think they’re missing the point,
which is the real origin risk is poor infosec, and the origin of that
is vendors like MSFT knowingly shipping systems with design flaws
and people and organizations running them while hiding such problems.
Law schools game weak reputation rankings, which could be fixed,
if the law schools, the bar association, or the ranking organization
wanted to. If anyone doubts that reputational rankings can have massive effects on ranked organizations, read this.
How hard could a 3.0 be? Really hard, it turned out. That might have
been obvious if Golden Gate published a statistic that law schools are
loath to share: the number of first-year students who lose their merit
scholarships. That figure is not in the literature sent to prospective
Golden Gate students or on its Web site.
Why would a school offer more scholarships than it planned to renew?
The short answer is this: to build the best class that money can buy,
and with it, prestige. But these grant programs often succeed at the
expense of students, who in many cases figure out the perils of the
merit scholarship game far too late.