MOST BERKELEY STUDENTS DO NOT KNOW THAT 2^5=32 AND 2^10≈1000To which I can only say: Brad DeLong has not been paying attention!
How can they expect to survive in the modern world without knowing these things?
And why haven't they learned them?
I've just started reading the comments. Calculators in grade school aren't faring well thus far.
From the first Comment:
The best students are great, but the quantitative reasoning skills of even the average student at a good university are worse than those of a typical waiter/waitress 40 years ago.