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The Dangers of the Academic Bubble

Many of the departments of higher academia are plagued by a lack of intellectual diversity.  The atmosphere of ‘wokeness’ and cancel culture is just a form of intellectual McCarthyism.

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NYT Misleads on Foreign College Applications

from the archives of A Part of the Truth is More Misleading than All of  Lie: from Marginal Revolution  The New York Times wrote Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants the rest of the story:

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Lessons from the Health Plan Collapse

The depth of the loss is probably exaggerated.  It is still very early in the term of this administration and the humiliation will subside. Still, there are some harsh lessons that should be learned . President Trump may have found

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Thoughts on the Economy 2015 10 02

Steel prices are the lowest they have been in 15 years. In China it is cheaper than cabbage. Stainless and aluminum are also very low. Oil is also bouncing around new lows. A sharp drop in industrial commodities has some

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Why Government Spending Overstates GDP

Over time, an increasing percentage of what we spend on government is spent on optional rather than core services because the core services tend to have been around longer. Another way of putting it is to say that the marginal

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