The Maoist Roots of Social Justice in Higher Education

– March 3, 2021

“Those who actually want to make efforts to forward amiable goals like diversity, equity, and inclusion should distance themselves from radical far-left doctrines in favor of one that does not seek political domination while using minorities as a wedge. If that cannot be done, it would be understandable for demands for social justice to be thoroughly rejected by those who wish to preserve the integrity of higher education.” ~ Ethan Yang


Forgiving Student Loans: Not The Great Idea You Think It Is

– March 1, 2021

“Like Bryan Caplan, I love learning so much I decided never to leave school. I live for the lightbulb moments students have when they realize what economists mean by ‘at the margin’ or when they start using and applying the concepts we cover in class. Economically speaking, those are private benefits, however, and the case for sticking taxpayers with the bill is shaky indeed.” ~ Art Carden


Dear Students: Here Are Ten Ways To Get Your Financial House In Order

– February 28, 2021

“You might think you’re saving money when you’re not. Unless you really enjoy cooking, you should probably have a meal plan and devote the time and energy you save on shopping and meal prep to studying. Look at the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook for the job you want, look at the hourly wage, and use that as a proxy for what your time is worth right now.” ~ Art Carden


Government Schools: More Bureaucracy, Lower Performance, and Higher Costs

– February 18, 2021

“We got more teachers with all that money, but the main outcome was a massive expansion in the number of education administrators and other bureaucrats.” ~ Daniel J. Mitchell


The Teachers Unions are Keeping the Schools Closed

– December 17, 2020

“At this point, confusion or debate over school openings is completely unfounded. We knew of the extremely low risk of Covid-19 for children in April.” ~ Amelia Janaskie


Cheers for College Football’s Victory over Covid-19 Fear

– December 17, 2020

“The 2020 college football season reminds us of truths that too many Americans have forgotten in the long months since March: Sports and other “nonessential” activities make life richer and better; a person or a society can be alive and not really be living; sheltering in place until a governor or scientist gives an “all clear” is the very opposite of America’s promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;” and living, like college football in many ways, is intertwined with contact, connection, community, culture and commerce.” ~ Alan W. Dowd


End the ABA’s Accreditation Power

– December 15, 2020

“Society writ large would benefit if the ABA lost the authority to accredit law schools. If only there were a politician willing to take the lead on this issue.” ~ Allen Mendenhall


A Simpler and More Accurate Way to Teach Money to Students

– December 10, 2020

“Money isn’t best thought of as a medium of exchange, unit of account, and store of value. Let’s just think of it as just a medium of exchange and a unit of account. For the most part these circles overlap, and the two functions are united. But this isn’t always the case.” ~ J.P. Koning


It Was a Mistake to Close Schools, UK Study Concedes

– November 9, 2020

“In nine months of this hell, one might suppose there would have been a clear test of whether and to what extent severe outcomes from catching the virus were really associated with school attendance. It has finally arrived, and the news is not good for the lockdowners.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

Drs Kulldorff Gupta Bhattacharya

AIER Hosts Top Epidemiologists, Authors of the Great Barrington Declaration

– October 5, 2020

The crisis of the policy response to Covid-19 drew AIER’s close attention from late January 2020 and following. The hosting of this crucial meeting was in the interest of backing the best science, promoting essential human rights, and reviving a focus on the common good.

crumbling tower

The Academy’s Monopoly on the Truth Is Crumbling

– September 18, 2020

“Just like in markets, truly revolutionary technologies never destroy the old order–they usually accomplish more through adoption, changing established players from within. Goodacre’s efforts, especially as a hub where traditional academic insiders and outsiders met, teaches us much about how new technology changes old institutions. More academics should learn the lesson.” ~ Max Gulker

washington & lee, campus

So You Want to Overthrow the State: Ten Questions for Aspiring Revolutionaries

– September 15, 2020

“A course that asks students to put themselves in the positions of aspiring revolutionaries and to prepare their own revolutionary manifestoes is extremely creative. I think it’s the kind of course from which students can benefit mightily–if, of course, they ask the right questions.” ~ Art Carden