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Heather Mac Donald on how the new ‘adversity score’ = a backdoor to racial quotas in college admissions – Publications – AEI

AEI Heather Mac Donald on how the new ‘adversity score’ = a backdoor to racial quotas in college admissions From Heather Mac Donald’s City Journal article “Grievance Proxies” (italics added): For decades, the College Board defended the SAT, which it writes and administers, against charges that the test gives an unfair advantage to middle-class white students. No longer. Under relentless pressure from the racial-preferences lobby, the Board has now caved to the...

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Backfire economics: Tariff Man’s trade war is destroying the economic future of US farms #Winning? – Publications – AEI

AEI Backfire economics: Tariff Man’s trade war is destroying the economic future of US farms #Winning? From an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal by Missouri farmer Blake Hurst “Trump’s Trade War With China Is Taxing Missouri Farmers“: Tariffs are a tax on U.S. consumers. We already tax ourselves to belong to international organizations that are supposed to enforce trading rules, as well as to fund the U.S. military, the State Department, intelligence organizations...

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Who pays for Tariff Man’s tariffs on Chinese goods? – Publications – AEI

AEI Who pays for Tariff Man’s tariffs on Chinese goods? YOU Do, according to a fact-check analysis by Politifact, based on seven email interviews and seven other sources. Here’s the conclusion: Trump said that tariffs are “paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us.” China doesn’t pay the initial tariffs — U.S. importers do. In many if not most cases, those costs are passed on to American consumers, whether it’s directly on the products hit by the tariffs or...

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Tariff Man’s tariffs = largest tax increase in decades – Publications – AEI

AEI Tariff Man’s tariffs = largest tax increase in decades Just out today from CNBC — “Trump’s tariffs are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades“: President Donald Trump, having championed one of the larger tax cuts in recent years, has now enacted tariffs equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades. A CNBC analysis of data from the Treasury Department ranks the combined $72 billion in revenue from all the president’s tariffs as one...

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On the fallacy that Americans will eventually win big from the tough bargaining of Tariff Man – Publications – AEI

AEI On the fallacy that Americans will eventually win big from the tough bargaining of Tariff Man At Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux displays some more masterful economic badassery by responding to the common narrative that because China stands to lose more economically than America from a trade war that Tariff Man is right to wage this war, here’s a slice: The fact that in a trade war the absolute amount of damage suffered by foreigners might exceed that suffered by fellow citizens is...

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Who pays the Trump tariffs?….. – Publications – AEI

AEI Who pays the Trump tariffs?….. ….”We Do, These Americans Say,” according to a Wall Street Journal article by that name written by Greg Ip, here’s a money quote (italics added): David Weinstein, a trade economist at Columbia University, and two co-authors examined the six waves of tariffs Mr. Trump imposed last year and found prices exporters charged to American customers barely responded to the tariff. Once the duty is included, they estimate Chinese imports’...

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Suppose you live in America’s most liberal state. Now suppose you live in the state known as “poverty capital of America.” But I repeat myself. – Publications – AEI

AEI Suppose you live in America’s most liberal state. Now suppose you live in the state known as “poverty capital of America.” But I repeat myself. The table above shows US states ranked for two different measures of poverty: a) the official measure of poverty and b) the Census Bureau’s recently introduced (2011) Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which accounts for each state’s cost-of-living, housing costs, utilities, medical costs and taxes. It also...

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Title IX updates: OCR opens investigations against Brown, Rutgers and Clemson – Publications – AEI

AEI Title IX updates: OCR opens investigations against Brown, Rutgers and Clemson Following my requests for review, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has opened investigations against the following universities for offering, promoting,  sponsoring, and hosting programs that I allege violate Title IX‘s prohibition of sex discrimination: 1. Rutgers University is being investigated by the OCR for its six single-gender, girl-only (no boys allowed) series of programs titled “The...

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Monday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Monday evening links 1. Map of the Day (above) shows the world divided into four regions with equal populations, via the Visual Capitalist. 2. Markets in Everything. Blade offers five-minute helicopter rides from Manhattan to the city’s local airports (LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark) for $195, less than what some elite car services charge, via Bloomberg. 3. The New Second Sex. Boys in the UK are left to fail at school because attempts to help them earn the wrath of feminists. Every...

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Lord of the Flies and primitive savagery come to Evergreen State College – Publications – AEI

AEI Lord of the Flies and primitive savagery come to Evergreen State College In the three-part series of short documentary films below by Australian filmmaker Mike Nayna, you’ll learn about Professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying’s harrowing experience at Evergreen State College as the primitive savagery of the intolerant, immature, undisciplined and violent campus crybullies turned the campus into a version of Lord of the Flies. The most disappointing part of the films is...

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