The Perils of a Modern Babel

– May 23, 2022

“Pursuing a modern Babel project through social media technology is not any better than the ancient Biblical project pursued with bricks.” ~ Richard Gunderman & Mark Mutz

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Rutgers, Lawsuits, and Buyer’s Remorse

– May 22, 2022

“The federal lawsuits, one a class action and the other a whistleblower litigation, claim the New Jersey business school concocted the hoax to obtain top ratings with publications such as U.S. News & World Report.” ~ Gregory Bresiger

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Lost Horizon

– May 21, 2022

“National Geographic once represented the open mind and questing heart of classical liberalism at its best. Now, it’s content with woke platitudes.” ~ Mark Judge

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Superstitious Storytellers

– May 20, 2022

“Unfortunately, human progress isn’t linear. Faced with the failure of one narrative, or the hypocrisy of one storyteller, we may quickly hurry into the arms of another, which offers no more truth.” ~ Laura Williams

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Many Workers May Never Return to the Office, and That’s a Good Thing

– May 20, 2022

“It seems safe to predict that the percentage of white-collar workers reporting to their workplace every day may never reach the levels of early 2020. After all, working and living in the same place is just natural.” ~ Eli Lehrer

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The Lesson of Joe Biden’s Disappearing Presidency

– May 19, 2022

“Despite allegedly being the most powerful person in the world, Presidents frequently find that events – particularly geopolitical events – control them, rather than vice versa. Derailed presidencies may be more the norm than the exception.” ~ James E. Hanley

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A Path for University Reform

– May 19, 2022

“Reducing bureaucracy saves money and race and ethnicity-blind admissions ends unpopular discrimination. But as importantly, both advance rather than undermine the primary missions of the university, particularly its modeling of epistemic openness.” ~ John O. McGinnis

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The Life of Democracy’s Interpreter

– May 16, 2022

“Tocqueville delved into French social and economic history, and concluded that the Revolution avant la lettre was taking place long before the outbreak in 1789.” ~ Theodore Dalrymple

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A Drinking Man’s Guide to Monetary Policy

– May 14, 2022

“Just like drinking, expansionary monetary policy can provide a temporary (or transitory) high at first (faster real output growth and reduced unemployment). However, the ill effects come later (in an inflation “hangover”).” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Twitter: The Tale of the Tape

– May 11, 2022

“These times of polarization pose real challenges to mass marketers. Companies such as Twitter and Disney offend the sensibilities of the mass market at their own peril. And their recent stock prices suggest they could do better.” ~ Clifford F. Thies

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Your Opponents Aren’t Nihilists

– May 7, 2022

“Show the other view’s drawbacks. But, please, do not call the other side nihilists. It is baseless. It misleads, and it is the sort of language that will contribute to already evident political dysfunction in the US.” ~ Randal Hendrickson

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Betting on Social Media

– May 6, 2022

“MIBM platforms don’t need thought police or feckless fact checkers, they need to enable the types of nonviolent signals and claims markets long found in taverns. The recent easing of gambling laws in many states will help.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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