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JONATHAN TURLEY An official at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has posted a help wanted ad for its technology department that seeks the best candidates unless they are heterosexual white males.  The alleged email from Data Services manager Madeleine Leader was express and open about her prejudice against straight white males but neither the DNC nor …

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Originally posted on Utopia, you are standing in it!:
Bryan Caplan  says that: When you actually experience education, though, it’s hard not to notice that most classes teach no job skills. The labour market heavily rewards educational credentials even though academic curriculum is seriously disconnected from the jobs people actually do. The best explanation for…

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I found the chapter in Tullock and McKenzie’s book on token economies in mental hospitals to be most enlightening in regard to addictions and mental illness clouding judgement. The tokens in a token economy were spending money at the hospital canteen and trips to town and other privileges. They were earned by keeping you and your area clean and …

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Earlier today I discussed the upcoming Cato Institute/YouGov survey of Americans’ views on free speech as reported in The Atlantic by Conor Friedersdorf—data that I didn’t find terribly heartening. It turns out that the same survey asked questions about statements considered by many colleges as “microaggressions”. In a…

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Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood Various claims have been made about the effect that the Paris Agreement would have on emissions and global temperatures. The most authoritative analysis came from Bjorn Lomborg in November 2015, just before the Paris Agreement was signed: http://www.lomborg.com/press-release-research-reveals-negligible-impact-of-paris-climate-promises Lomborg’s paper, it should…

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Originally posted on croaking cassandra:
I’ve been quite sceptical that either side of politics –  whichever group of parties won the election – would address the fundamental distortions that have rendered urban land and houses so expensive.  After all, successive National and Labour-led governments had enabled us to get, and overseen us actually getting, into…

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