Tag Archives: grievance farming

A lesson in Ferguson

If you ask me about Ferguson, Missouri, I am tempted to say there is nothing to be learned but cynicism. Newsmen detected a delicate situation so they published lies, amplified the agitators, condemned the voices of moderation and condoned the … Continue reading

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Tolerance and the Outgroup

Scott Alexander ponders what an outgroup really is in a long post: I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup. It seems to me that you only pardon the sins that you don’t really think sinful. You only forgive criminals when they … Continue reading

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Sommers Debunks 5 Myths

1. Women work 2/3 of hours and receive 10% of income, 1% of property. 2. Between 100,000 and 300,000 girls are pressed into sexual slavery each year in the United States 3. In the United States, 22%–35% of women who … Continue reading

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Two Americas?

In Coming Apart, Charles Murray says that America is becoming two increasingly separate cultures. The upper culture, the elites, talk about the social revolution, individuality and non-judgementalism celebrated in the Forrest Gump movies of the 60’s but they live a … Continue reading

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The Effect of the Minimum Wage

What happens if you raise the minimum wage? Some economic analysis of the idea and its arguments. 1. “Productivity has increased faster than minimum wage”: average productivity≠ average productivity 2. “Other places have much higher minimum wages”: They also have … Continue reading

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Taking a Deep Breath on Inequality

Discussions of inequality are so full of charlatans that it is tempting to dismiss the whole movement. Rachael Lu says no.

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