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


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


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


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


Is It Time to End the Filibuster? No!

– May 18, 2022

“If Senator Warren really cares about democracy, she would do well by leaving the filibuster in place and allowing more legislative decisions to devolve to the state, county, and municipal level of government where ‘the people’ can really rule themselves.” ~ Anthony Gill


Gun Control, States’ Rights, and Bernie Sanders

– May 17, 2022

“As argued in principle by Madison, confining our country’s broad experiences with any issue or belief–in this case, gun legislation–to one sweeping federal action would miss the mark and create a great injustice to American federalism.” ~ David Gillette & Lauren Frazier


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


Which Economists Should Have Gotten Nobels Before They Died?

– May 15, 2022

“None of them won the profession’s ultimate honor, however, even though all were deserving. As more and more deserving economists move into their 70s, 80s, and 90s, I can only hope this list doesn’t get longer.” ~ Art Carden


As the World Gets Messier and Messier

– May 14, 2022

“Fukuyama made the philosophy of history relevant again. Thirty years on, is that philosophy vindicated? What moves and shakes the world?” ~ Graham McAleer


Rescuing “Virtue and Talents” Amidst the War on Tests

– May 13, 2022

“Perhaps the solution to our current quagmire has been hidden in plain sight the whole time—embrace standards and return to merit-based admissions. MIT gets it and more should follow.” ~ Wenyuan Wu


Hatred Will Destroy You: What the Holodomor Teaches Us Today

– May 12, 2022

“When any person harbors hatred, their own humanity is destroyed. In Grossman’s words, ‘looking at his victim as other than human, he ceases to be human himself. He executes the human being inside his own self; he is his own executioner.’” ~ Barry Brownstein


Can We Revive the Old Constitution?

– May 12, 2022

“The New Deal constructed numerous federal departments and agencies to regulate the private sector for general, nebulous ends. In effect, we received a new constitution.” ~ Richard M. Reinsch II