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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Free Speech In The Crosshairs."

Analysis and Commentary

The Moral Idiocy Of Our Times

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One of the foundational myths of modernity holds that the progress of scientific knowledge and technology has been accompanied by moral progress. As wealth and knowledge increase, the old impediments to moral improvement such as poverty, religious superstition, and ignorance are being swept away, resulting in a kinder, gentler, and more pacific human nature.


The Return Of Ancient Prejudices

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In the latter half of the 19th century and early in the 20th century, as Catholic immigrants poured in from Ireland and eastern Europe, an anti-Catholic wave spread over a mostly Protestant United States. The majority slur then was that Catholic newcomers’ first loyalty would be to “Rome,” not the U.S.

In the News

Intellectual Corruption Worse Than Political Corruption

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Cape Cod Times
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

We’re apt to think of corruption as businessmen bribing politicians to secure overpriced contracts. A classic scene from the movie “Shawshank Redemption” shows a private contractor fearful that a crooked prison warden will underbid his highway-building proposal by the warden exploiting his prisoners’ labor. To forestall the underbid, the contractor offers the warden a free pie, along with an envelope of $100 bills. The smarmy warden accepts the moneyed pie, and tells the contractor not to worry.

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Reasonable Disagreements: A Great Attorney General Pick, Barr None

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, February 7, 2019

President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General.

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity, Part 6. The Who, What, When, Where, Why, And How

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion are both process and outcome.  The process of Diversity is a steady increase in the number of underrepresented minorities (URM) and women in all organizations (e.g., higher education, media, business, non-profits, government).  The process of Inclusion requires an increase in the number of URM and women in the higher echelons, the decision-making levels, of organizations.  These two processes, to achieve full Diversity and Inclusion, should continue until a reasonable approximation of parity is achieved, namely, half for women and proportional for URM to their share of the overall population.

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Reasonable Disagreements: The Rule Of Law And Other People’s Money

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

An unconstitutional wealth grab?

In the News

Five Years At The Keyboard

mentioning Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia Prince George Citizen
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

I do not watch televised news except on election night. For YouTube, I enjoy the Hoover Institution's Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, the Munk Debates, and The Mark Steyn Show, among others.

Analysis and Commentary

The Kavanaughing Of Neomi Rao

by Jeremy Carlvia The National Review
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Rao is an outstanding nominee who, like many other conservatives, is not being attacked for her faults, but for her virtues.


Raghuram G. Rajan Says Capitalism’s Future Lies In Stronger Communities

by Raghuram Rajanvia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

What is the third pillar?


Virtues Task Force