Science and Ideology
The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy
How a lack of humility and scientific rigor have led public health activists into dubious pronouncements on an ever-expanding array of controversial issues, from gun control to gender equality to foreign policy.
What Harvard Needs to Make Leaders
Harvard’s admissions policies are animated by three competing visions of leadership. On their own, none of these visions can produce good leaders.
Corn Laws And Commies
The New Landowners
Today’s debates about political economy are not unprecedented; in fact, they bear a striking resemblance to the controversies of 19th-century Britain.
Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis
Blaming doctors or pharmaceutical companies or capitalism for the opioid crisis is futile. Bad diagnoses will always generate bad solutions.
Burke vs. Rousseau
Slow and Steady
The Masterpiece Cakeshop case and the ascent of theory over prudence in American political life.
In Defense of Adjuncts
How older part-time professors, seasoned by real-world experience, are helping to revitalize American universities.
The #MeToo Moment
The Logic of Zero Tolerance
We must do what we can to stop sexual harassment. But what behavior separates intolerable or criminal behavior, including sexual harassment, from the mere jerk?
The Doctor Is In
No More Shenanigans
To achieve real reform, the era of the ideologue and the bureaucrat must be brought to an end. Make way for the doctor and the nurse.
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