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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Amy Wax Moment

The hoopla over Prof. Wax goes on and on. It started with an op-ed where she dared suggest that the end of “bourgeois values” from the 1950s—e.g., marriage, hard work, patriotism—had disabled and disadvantaged present-day cultures, and that all cultures weren’t—are you ready?—equal.

The Market Has Responded to the Mizzou Protests of 2015

Turmoil at the University of Missouri has caused a 35 percent drop in freshman enrollment since 2015, as the campus has been shunned by students and families put off by, depending on their viewpoint, a culture of racism or one where protesters run amok.

“Whassamatter?”

Here’s the good thing about bad times. They make you, often enough, stop dead, saying, “Whassamatter?” And, equally to the point, “What can we do actually to make things better?”