Crisis, Education, History
Nation of True Believers

A Nation of True Believers

– June 4, 2020

“Lots of Americans are also frustrated. Their putative leaders have infantilized them through decades of paternalistic laws that try to micromanage their lives. It is beginning to dawn on them that election results are unlikely to change anything under our duopolistic, or revolving monopolistic, political system.” ~ Robert Wright

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Crisis, Education, Healthcare
Question the Mask Mandates

Question the Mask Mandates, for Reasons of Science

– June 3, 2020

“CDC guidelines regarding the use of cloth masks have seen a complete 180-degree inversion over the last two months. With rapid changes like this we see the human side of science, we see the social and political aspects of the scientific process.” ~ Diana W. Thomas and Michael D. Thomas

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Capitalism, Crisis, Education
As Trust Withers, So Will Humanity’s Progress

As Trust Withers, So Will Humanity’s Progress

– May 30, 2020

“Government is tearing asunder a network of human relationships, a network of exchange fueled by love and trust. For the sake of humanity, by our choices, we must put it back together by our uncoerced and mutual regard for people.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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Crisis, Economic Education, Education, Healthcare
The World Health Organization Was Against Quarantines Only Last Year

The World Health Organization Was Against Quarantines Only Last Year

– May 28, 2020

“The real problem is epistemic: who is to decide what is normal, mild, moderate, or severe pandemic? Leave that decision to politicians and bureaucrats, and you have a problem. They do not know, and, as we’ve seen, immediately adopt the most extreme measures and go beyond them.” ~ Edward Peter Stringham

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Books, Education

The Intellectual Harm of Safe Spaces

– May 20, 2020

Colleges and universities (and, increasingly, high schools) are prescribing exactly the wrong kind of treatment for students confronted with ideas they don’t like.

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Climate Change, Education, Energy

The Unacknowledged Logic of Radical Environmentalism

– May 20, 2020

A common fantasy is that the internet would survive and keep us all together but is exactly that – a total fantasy. Already the internet produces as much carbon emissions as the airline industry.

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