Education

What It Means to Have a Teachable Spirit

– February 26, 2020

Unleashing fury upon those who express views with which you disagree will only jeopardize your credibility, and might just empower the ideas you’re seeking to discredit. Ideas that appear taboo or transgressive often spread when powerful forces seek to suppress them.

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Education

Harvard Finally Stands Up to Academic Duplicity

– February 25, 2020

A new profile of Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman in the New York Times contained a fascinating revelation about the ongoing academic reception of their work. Late last year, Zucman was being courted for a faculty appointment by Har …

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Economic Trends, Education

The Academic Truce Has Crumbled

– January 21, 2020

In the late 1960s academia, and particularly the humanities, began to embrace a variety of political causes and incorporate them more overtly into their scholarship. This shift coincided with curricular and intellectual developments that re-envisioned …

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Education, International

There Need Not Be a Great Confrontation with China

– November 14, 2019

American businesses plainly see in China what the chattering classes don’t.

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Education

Favoritism Trumps Scholarship in Academic Hiring

– September 15, 2019

My friend’s letter captures the essential reason why higher education today provides students with relatively low value, i.e., high cost for the minimal skills created: many colleges and universities reward conformity instead of productivity, and collegiality over competition.

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Education, History

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How Twitter is Corrupting the History Profession

– August 29, 2019

Social media once held great promise as a means of facilitating scholarly exchange. Unfortunately, academics themselves are becoming some of its worst actors.

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Education

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There’s a Growing Number of College Graduates Owing Nearly Half a Million Dollars

– August 8, 2019

As politicians continue to promise privileges in exchange for votes, by telling Americans they have a “right” to education, we forget to see this problem for what it is: the result of a lack of personal responsibility.

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Daily Economy, Education

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Democrats Want to “Fix” Student-Loan Crisis by Exacerbating It

– July 17, 2019

With more student forgiveness and “free college” policies in-store, presidential candidates are sure to make a government-created mess a catastrophe.

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Education

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How a Leftist Echo Chamber Became the New Norm on Campus

– July 17, 2019

A new study of student attitudes about socialism and capitalism provides strong confirmation of the echo chamber effect taking hold in the humanities.

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Education

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How Universities Misuse Donor Dollars

– July 11, 2019

A philanthropist donated $5 million to create professorships in Austrian economics. The university used it to hire faculty in other fields.

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