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Tuesday afternoon links – Publications – AEI

AEI Tuesday afternoon links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) shows the cumulative gender college degree gap since 1982. Over the last 37 years, women have earned 13.7 million more college degrees in the US than men, and 6.1 million more bachelor’s degrees. It’s perhaps the most remarkable academic success story in US history. And yet colleges and universities continue to pretend that women are so inferior to men academically that they need a disproportionate share of campus...

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Quotation of the day on the inconsistency of treating children as both role models and incompetent snowflakes….. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the inconsistency of treating children as both role models and incompetent snowflakes….. …. is from Pierre Lemieux’s (research Fellow at The Independent Institute and professor of economics at the Université du Québec en Outaouais) excellent post on EconLog “Power to the Children and Hail to the State!“: It is not the only absurdity in the whole situation that demonstrating children [e.g., Greta Thunberg and the Sunrise Movement] are...

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Quotation of the day on the rise of the ‘comfort college’……. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the rise of the ‘comfort college’……. ….is from Williams College philosophy professor Steven B. Gerrard’ s Bloomberg op-ed “The Rise of the Comfort College” What characterizes the comfort college? The slogan of the comfort college is “diversity and inclusion.” And just to be clear: The presence of previously underrepresented groups is vital, necessary and welcome. What’s more, insensitivity toward people’s identities...

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Quotation of the day on the New York Times’ false 19th century revisionist history about America’s founding… – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the New York Times’ false 19th century revisionist history about America’s founding… ….. is from is Timothy Sandefur writing in Reason “The Founders Were Flawed. The Nation Is Imperfect. The Constitution Is Still a ‘Glorious Liberty Document’“: In fact, it would be more accurate to say that what makes America unique isn’t slavery but the effort to abolish it. Slavery is among the oldest and most ubiquitous of...

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Quotation of the day on how flawed measures of inflation understate wealth and improvements in consumer well-being – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on how flawed measures of inflation understate wealth and improvements in consumer well-being …. is from Phil Gramm and John F. Early’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal “Americans Are Richer Than We Think“: When corrected for documented price overstatements, real average hourly earnings from 1975 to 2017 are shown to have risen some 52%, not 6%—an additional $6.77 an hour. Real median household income increased 68%, not 21%—$17,060 more...

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Bonus quotation of the day on race and identity politics….. – Publications – AEI

AEI Bonus quotation of the day on race and identity politics….. … is from Heather Mac Donald writing in today’s Wall Street Journal (“Trump Isn’t the One Dividing Us by Race“): Mr. Trump rarely uses racial categories in his speech or his tweets. It is the media and Democratic leaders who routinely characterize individuals and groups by race and issue race-based denunciations of large parts of the American polity. ….. America’s universities deserve credit for this...

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Quotation of the day on demonizing those who fail various tests of PC purity as inherently wicked…. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on demonizing those who fail various tests of PC purity as inherently wicked…. …. is from Andrew Sullivan writing in the New York Magazine (“The Limits of My Conservatism“): Subject young white boys to critical race and gender theory, tell them that women can have penises, that genetics are irrelevant in understanding human behavior, that borders are racist, or that men are inherently toxic, and you will get a bunch of Jordan Peterson fans by...

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Quotations of the day on racism – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotations of the day on racism 1. Beto O’Rourke: Our country was founded on racism—and is still racist today. In Arkansas, I said why I believe there’s no denying this reality; and why it’s on all of us to change it. 2. Brit Hume (in response to Beto O’Rourke): In fact, no country on earth has done more to overcome racial prejudice both in law and practice. Indeed, racism today is nearly universally rejected in America, which is why the left tries so hard to pin the label on...

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Quotation of the day on blaming the problems of black people on racial discrimination…. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on blaming the problems of black people on racial discrimination…. …. is from George Mason economics professor Walter E. Williams: Here are my questions to those who blame racial discrimination for the problems of black people: Is it necessary for us to await some kind of moral rejuvenation among white people before measures can be taken to end or at least reduce the kind of behavior that spells socio-economic disaster in so many black communities? Is it a...

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