Emotions and Climate Change

– May 16, 2023

“Conversations on campus are increasingly radical and will inevitably bleed into the mainstream dialogue. Be ready.” ~ Paul Schwennesen


What Are We For? A Challenge for Classical Liberals in the Academy

– April 24, 2023

“The solution, the way to navigate the rapids downstream of where we are now, is clear, but not easy. It is to refocus on making the moral case for capitalism, on providing a positive, optimistic vision of the world that can be remade.” ~ Michael C. Munger


The University of Washington Tries to Squelch Dissident Professor, Gets Sued

– April 9, 2023

“If university administrators can just pass the cost of lawsuits along to the taxpayers, they will never respect the constitutional rights of faculty who dissent from their ideology.” ~ George Leef


Ga. Reps Slice Possible Lifeline for Kids in Failing Schools

– April 4, 2023

“School choice will continue to be a battle across the nation, because some special interests have been given control over millions of children and billions of dollars, and they won’t give that power up without a fight.” ~ Laura Williams


Can We Stop Bleeding the Taxpayers to Cover Unpaid Student Loans?

– March 31, 2023

“Irresponsible student lending has cost the US a great deal already. It is time to stop the bleeding by saying to colleges, ‘If you want to receive federal student aid money, you’ll have to stand behind the loans.'” ~ George Leef


The Calling of Classical Liberal Researchers: Remind Your Neighbor

– March 21, 2023

“Classical liberals who lead research endeavors need to persuade not only fellow researchers, but the audience of the research, including the anti-liberal minefield of academia.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


The Childishness of Wokeism

– February 24, 2023

“Like children, the woke’s understanding of the society they inhabit is defective. Unfortunately, unlike children, they occupy prominent places in the media, in the academy, and in officialdom.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Now the Education Department Wants To Make It Even Easier on Students Who Have Borrowed for College

– February 14, 2023

“Student borrowers will pay substantially less than before. The Department justifies this by saying that many are struggling with their loan repayments. Some are, but why should the government shield them from the consequences of bad decisions?” ~ George Leef


A Canadian Lesson About School Choice and Its Potential To Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities in the United States

– February 14, 2023

“The long-documented black/white differences in returns from schooling, which are similar to those observed between French and English speakers in Quebec pre-1940, could begin to recede.” ~ Vincent Geloso


The Diversity Dodge

– February 12, 2023

“Denying colleges and universities the right to base admission and hiring decisions on race, religion, sex, and ethnicity is not some fundamental moral requirement, but a necessary prophylactic against the temptation to advance the interests of socially favored groups over those of others.” ~ John Hasnas


An Apostate Indicts Our Educational System

– February 1, 2023

“Despite the hand-wringing from the education establishment that Thiel, Gibson, and others are doing something terrible when they persuade smart young people to eschew college, their idea is catching on.” ~ George Leef