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Archive of posts published in the tag: Charles Murray

Petty Little Tyrants

It is the illiberalism of the left that should be marginalized. This obsession with white privilege is ludicrous. Those who decry Amy Wax and Charles Murray as racists are just narrow-minded idiots. Those who dwell on people rather than ideas have small and weak minds. Those who dismiss a life’s work because of a single, questionable irrelevant comment, in or out of context, are petty little tyrants.

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The Populists are Championing Liberalism

Today’s populists are resentful of being called racist and intolerant while they watch intellectuals such as Charles Murray being physically attacked for speaking at an elite liberal arts college with an annual tuition price tag of $60,000 a year. 

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A Dangerous Moment in History

from Kevin Williamson at National Review, From Americans to Americans  This is a dangerous moment in our history, about which we ought to be honest. President Donald Trump is an irresponsible demagogue who ought never have been elected to the office…

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Collegiate Rot

Intolerance and demonization of dissent is too common on American college campuses and the despicable behavior at Middlebury in Vermont to the speaking engagement of Charles Murray is indicative of a cultural and intellectual rot from much of the left.…

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Identity Headwinds

Historians refer to the period between 1890 and 1920 and the Progressive Era, but the Democrats frequently and currently use ‘progressive’ as a prefix to ‘Democrat’.  Interviewed by Chis Matthews, candidate Hillary Clinton referred to herself as a Progressive Democrat…

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Better Populists

from The Sunday New York Time Book Review, Revolutionary Roads by George Packer; a review of By the People by Charles Murray and  Wages of Rebellion by Chris Hedges: excerpts: But the most interesting aspect of these two books is…

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Inequality and Privilege

Mickey Kaus writes in the Wall Street Journal, The Other Kind of Inequality.  (may require a paid subscription to enact link) Excerpt: Social equality—”equality of respect,” as economist Noah Smith puts it—is harder to measure than money inequality. But the…

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Is Our Constitution Inadequate?

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.  Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.  Our Constitution…

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A Capital Image Problem

  Charles Murray writes in the Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal, July 28-29/12, Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. Excerpt: From the dawn of history until the 18th century, every society in the world was impoverished, with…

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Collusive Capitalism

Charles Murray writes in the Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal, July 28-29/12, Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. Excerpt: Two important changes in objective conditions have contributed to this change in mood. One is the rise of collusive…

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Capitalism and Virtue

Charles Murray writes in the Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal, July 28-29/12, Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. Excerpt: Another factor is the segregation of capitalism from virtue. Historically, the merits of free enterprise and the obligations of…

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The Case for Capitalism

Charles Murray writes in the Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal, July 28-29/12, Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. In this excellent piece Charles Murray gives his ‘best effort’ to write an elegant case for capitalism: The U.S. was…

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Wall Street and Main Street

Charles Murray wrotes an excellent analysis in the Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal, July 28-29/12, Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. He addresses the different perception between the production sector and the financial sector: Another change in objective…

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Embarrassed Capitalists

Charles Murray writes in the Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal, July 28-29/12, Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. Excerpt: The objective changes in capitalism as it is practiced plausibly account for much of the hostility toward capitalism. But…

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Economics and Culture

Victor Davis Hanson writes Culture Still Matters in The National Review 5/31/12. Excerpt: But government-driven efforts to change national behavior often ignore stubborn cultural differences that reflect centuries of complex history as well as ancient habits and adaptations to geography…

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Cultural Correlations

A few weeks ago I posted an article on the Rebel Yid Facebook Page by local columnist Charles Richardson, Tripping Over Stereotypes.  It addressed a comment from Rick Santorum that assumed that most welfare recipients were black, even in Iowa…

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