A number of interesting one-liners at Cornell seminars recently:
"More is known about the operation of medieval merchant guilds than" about school boards.
Lack of creativity:
It's really hard to get people to think out of equilibrium.
Yes, that's a very interesting, relevant question. I doubt the human subjects board would let me ask that.
Value of non-tenured faculty:
The thing is, if you want to do multi-disciplinary research, you need creative coauthors; so I work with a lot of younger faculty.
What we do to combat climate change may be more important for poverty than climate change.