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Report Finds $23 Billion Racial Funding Gap For Schools

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Overwhelmingly white school districts received $23 billion more than predominantly nonwhite school districts in state and local funding in 2016, despite serving roughly the same number of children, a new report finds.

Analysis and Commentary

Green Airbnb

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 25, 2019

I’m not giving anything away in saying that the winner of best picture in last night’s Oscars, Green Book, was about a white driver driving a black musician around the southern United States and that there really was a Green Book, published annually, that told black people where they go in various states (not just in the South) to eat a meal or stay overnight. It sold millions of copies. 

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Yes, ‘This Is America, 2019’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, February 24, 2019

There have been so far about three general reactions to the concocted Jussie Smollett psychodrama. One, and the most common, has been apprehension that Smollett’s lies will discredit future real incidents of hate crimes against gays and minorities. This could be a legitimate concern, given the tensions within a multiracial society.

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Anxiety Plus Ignorance: Why Millennials Are Embracing Socialism

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, February 22, 2019
If a week is a long time in politics, as British prime minister Harold Wilson once famously remarked, then 30 years is an eternity.

Carbon Tax and Carbon Dividend To Combat Global Climate Change

by Alvin Rabushka
Friday, February 22, 2019

Thirty-four hundred economists and counting, including 4 former chairs of the Federal Reserve, 27 Nobel Laureates, 15 former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, and 2 former secretaries of the treasury, have signed a statement proposing a carbon tax to combat global climate change.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Doom And Gloom Of The Green New Deal

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, February 22, 2019

It’s amazing that more than 70 House members and a dozen senators have already signed onto the Green New Deal. I say amazing for two reasons: (1) It is full of doom and gloom, and (2) will cost a staggering $90 billion and counting.

Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.
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Thomas Sowell - Lessons From The Past

by Thomas Sowellvia Crescent News
Friday, February 22, 2019

Seventy-one years ago last month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high school dropout left home. The last grade he had completed was the 9th grade. He had no skills, little experience and not a lot of maturity. Yet he was able to find jobs to support himself, to a far greater extent than someone similar can find jobs today.

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Analysis and Commentary

Merkel, And The Rest Of Europe, Are Through With Trump

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Munich. The very name conjures vastly different images and emotions depending on your age and where you live.

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Future Of Arts, Media & Entertainment Summit Brings Heavy Hitters From NYC, Hollywood & Bay Area To Stanford

quoting Alex Stamosvia Business Wire
Thursday, February 21, 2019

he annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Future of Arts, Media, and Entertainment Summit (FAME) will be held at the Knight Management Center on Wednesday, March 6. The conference is organized by the Stanford GSB student-led Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Club and will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges that will transform the arts/media/entertainment landscape over the coming years.

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Berkowitz: How Marx Transformed The Mission Statements Of Ivy League Universities

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia World Tribune
Thursday, February 21, 2019

In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). The mission statements of several preeminent colleges and universities in the United States follow suit, an analyst noted.

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