An exasperated Shanghai student responded, “You miss the point, central planning is precisely why China is comparatively poor.”

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What Happens When an MBA Student Raised in Communist China Reads Hayek

(From intellectualtakeout.org: By Barry Brownstein Imagine being born during the bloody Cultural Revolution in China and growing up in a country with little economic or personal freedom. Few Chinese citizens had the knowledge that human rights are not granted by government, and those few who knew could not say. Few knew that government is not the […]

New National Test Scores Show Betsy DeVos Was Right About Public Schools

(From intellectualtakeout.org): By Mary Clare Anselem Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent interview with Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” caused quite a bit of backlash from critics. As my colleague Jonathan Butcher has written, “60 Minutes” ignored many of the facts about the state of education in America. Response to the interview drew quite a bit of […]

Learning To Love Big Brother: New Study Of College-Student Attitudes Sounds Alarm

(From Forbes.com): By Tom Lindsay The Gallup-Knight Foundation recently completed its latest survey of college students nationwide. The results are less than encouraging. On the one hand, the majority of students surveyed continue to believe that protecting free speech rights (56 percent) is extremely important, while 52 percent answer that promoting a diverse and inclusive society is […]

Classes ending soon, but shout downs are not

Policymakers, school leaders, parents, and students should ask: At what point is it too late to intervene when a speaker is being shouted down? Must we wait for violence to break out before they tried to restore order?

Diversity Fails, Whiteness Carries On

I hope it is clear to readers that Vidal-Ortiz is entirely correct in his assessment of what diversity ends up doing to the non-white teachers and scholars it professes to support. It makes them carry their identity with them all the time.

University presidents and free speech on campus

According to two new surveys dealing with free speech on college campuses, “free speech is a balancing act.” Presidents and students “overwhelmingly agree that inclusion and free speech are important to a democracy.” This noble-sounding headline seems to bury the lede in both surveys.

History is Repeating Itself on Our College Campuses

Intellectuals have long had a fascination with totalitarian systems. That was true in the 1930s, as Professor Andrew Bachevich reminds us in his recent essay “American Stalinism Then and Now.” Over the last 80 years, little has changed with our intelligentsia.