Topic: Media

A Tale of Two Realities

– February 16, 2023

“The media’s incentive is to tell us the portion of the truth that is entertaining. And what we have demonstrated by our behavior is that bad news entertains us.” ~ Antony Davies


Words, Numbers, and Samuel Gregg

– February 4, 2023

“This week AIER’s Samuel Gregg joins AIER Senior Editor James Harrigan and Antony Davies on Words & Numbers to discuss his new book, The Next American Economy.” ~ AIER


Stanford Fails to Master Clear Thinking

– December 26, 2022

“Ironically, it should be Stanford itself that helps less-enlightened organizations master the techniques of clear thinking that were at least partly developed at that great university.” ~ David R. Henderson & Charles L. Hooper


The Twitter Files and FDR’s Blue Eagle

– December 24, 2022

“Almost 90 years ago, for example, the US government used a different blue bird, The Blue Eagle, to coerce company compliance with the worst type of disinformation of all: that related to prices.” ~ Robert E. Wright


Reputation Works Better Than Regulation: Why Demand Should Determine Prices

– December 19, 2022

“As consumers, we must remember that in a market-based system, consumers determine what is of value, what is demanded, and what is consumed. To maintain such authority, we would be wise to use our wallets, rather than Washington cronies, to curtail costs.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Pathologies of Victimhood

– November 13, 2022

“We tend to find what we set out looking for, and when persons operate with the assumption that others are out to victimize them, their expectations tend to be fulfilled.” ~ Richard Gunderman


The Backwards Insinuation That Amazon Hires ‘Dangerous Truck Drivers’

– October 9, 2022

“The reality is that Amazon invests tens of billions every year with a goal of improving working conditions and pay, and does so – yes – with an eye on the ‘bottom line.’” ~ John Tamny


A Constitutionalist Shift

– September 17, 2022

“Over the past century and a half, the federal government has quietly morphed from a government based on a constitution to a government based on a constitutional tradition.” ~ James R. Harrigan & Antony Davies


Lessons From Biden’s Disinformation Board Debacle

– September 10, 2022

“The trillions of pages of new secrets that the U.S. government creates each year is a disinformation entitlement program. In a city that already had hundreds of full-time political appointees whose task is to lie to the America public, why was another board needed?” ~ James Bovard


The Suicide of the American Historical Association

– August 20, 2022

“In this branch of academia, it does not matter whether the 1619 Project was truthful or factually accurate. The only concerns are whether its narrative can be weaponized for a political cause or used to deflect scrutiny of the same.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Bug Off and Let People Enjoy Their Food

– August 12, 2022

“The problem isn’t us having a ‘yuck factor’ to dignified mealworms and astounding fly larvae. The problem is them declaring such things ‘the future of food’ and telling us that our disgust is a threat to the world.” ~ Jon Sanders


Fit to Print? UNC’s Settlement with Nikole Hannah-Jones is Bad News

– August 3, 2022

“It turns out the $75,000 wasn’t quite enough. As part of her settlement, she somehow managed to secure a bunch of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) sinecures for 20 university administrators.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & James R. Harrigan