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Faded Memories of the Communist Disasters

Such distant secondhand accounts are not enough, Dr Fanta concludes. To be deterred from placing themselves back in danger, people have to hear disaster tales from eye witnesses who can convey the visceral emotion of having lived through them. The group’s findings thus suggest that one way of teaching history more effectively might be to bring eye witnesses into the classroom. That approach will not work for ever, of course. Over time, witnesses’ own memories fade,...

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Some Links

Kevin Williamson writes wisely about the division of labor, trade, globalization, and change. A slice: At the other end of the economic spectrum, special vitriol is reserved for a new kind of division of labor: the casual “gig” work associated with firms such as Uber. This opportunistic work provides important income to many people who could not otherwise get it as conveniently, and it performs the important function of allowing people of more modest means to convert their property into...

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Pre-Order *Open Borders* today

Bryan Caplan and Zack Weinersmith’s Open Borders is available for pre-order today. It’s going to be excellent. URL for pre-ordering the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250316960/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1250316960&linkCode=as2&tag=bryacaplwebp-20&linkId=1ed2cdfe4a1c0cd2a62e942a39f87b9d URL for an introductory post on the...

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David Schweickart, Hack or Liar?

Via Facebook, I learned that a philosopher at Loyola Chicago plans to give a talk about me on April 12. Here’s the description: The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies is pleased to welcome Professor David Schweickart (Loyola University Chicago) for a Spring Applied Philosophy Lyceum, “Against Democracy??: Libertarianism, Climate Change Denial, Democracy (In Chains).” In 2016, Jason Brennen [sic], a prominent libertarian philosopher, published a provocative book...

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“Nothing ever ends, Adrian.”

Vox organized a symposium on the question “What do we do now that will be considered unthinkable in 50 years?” — not as an exercise in speculative fiction and futurology but a way of letting people make claims about being on the “wrong side of history.”When they asked me to take part, I said I really couldn’t, because I rejected the premise, and the only thing I could write would be a critique of the idea of history having, in that moralistic sense, sides. To my pleasant surprise,...

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Academic freedom conference at Emory

March 21-23. Join Emory University for its conference Academic Freedom and Free Speech on Campus March 21-23, 2019 to discuss what academic freedom and free speech mean in the life of higher education institutions today. The conference is an opportunity to showcase how public and private institutions of higher education continue to be on the forefront of debate, deliberation, and knowledge creation. Emory University is committed to this through its strategic framework, which...

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Why College Admissions Isn’t Only about Academic Talent

My employer, Georgetown University, is one of the universities involved in /victimized by the recent admissions scandals. In 2017, we fired tennis coach Gordie Ernst for “admissions irregularities”; he is alleged to have accepted $2.7 million in bribes to help around 12 students get an edge in admissions. Phil Magness and I have a book coming out next month called Cracks in the Ivory Tower, which argues that universities are fundamentally corrupt in the way they advertise,...

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Supporting College students Each and every University Night time How To Write a solid Essay? Begin with the go and beginning up to the conclusion. That’s the straightforward solution to the query, “How can one compose a robust essay? ” But we can easily provide the procedure much more details. First, and foremost, it is important to completely understand the question and/or issue about which the essay will be written. So, read the question or the subject matter about which you will write. In...

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School Choice and Car Choice: What’s the Difference?

Imagine the following conversation: “Here’s your new Ford Focus!” “What? I didn’t ask for this. Please return it.” “No can do. Already paid for.” “Well, that’s not my problem.” “It sure is—the state taxed some of your income to pay for it.” “But that’s ridiculous—why can’t I buy the car that I believe best suits my family’s needs? We’d do much better with a Kia that is more fuel efficient and has a higher safety rating.” “Sorry, that’s not how the system works. You can customize a...

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