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Anti-Atheist Bias in the United States: Testing Two Critical Assumptions by Lawton K. Swan and Martin Heesacker. Decades of opinion polling and empirical investigations have clearly demonstrated a pervasive anti-atheist prejudice in the United States. However, much of this scholarship [...]
Hulu, Pricing Strategies, and the Costs of Piracy by Julian Sanchez. I’ve written on a couple previous occasions about how our approach to copyright policy is badly distorted by wildly inflated estimates of what online piracy “costs” the U.S. economy. [...]
Face to Faiths by Nelson Jones. How do we maintain a cohesive society with increasingly few shared beliefs and assumptions? More.
David Horowitz Is Homeless by Akiva Gottlieb. The 1960s radical decades ago switched his politics, fleeing the New Left to become a conservative provocateur. Then the right wing left him behind. More at Tablet.
Jonathan Neumann reviews The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg. (I also have an excerpt available on the Readings page at TDC—under Politics.)
Why We Can’t Farm Out the Teaching of Writing by Rachel Toor. An assistant professor recently wrote to me with an interesting request: “I would like you to suggest a software package or other applications that could more critically assess [...]
Secularism and the Freedom to Transform Lives by Samia Huq. The right to religious freedom is a secular guarantor of all, including minorities, to believe in and practice their religion freely. A hallmark of democracy and pluralism, the right to [...]
Defending Scripture. Literally. by Carolyn Arends. Not everything the Bible has to say should be literally interpreted. But that doesn’t make it less powerful. More at CT.
Recycling: A Free Pass for Wasteful Consumption? by Tom Jacobs. Do you get a small but palpable sense of satisfaction each time you deposit a piece of paper in that recycling bin by the copy machine, rather than the nearby [...]
Keynesianism and the Collectivist Dream by William Sullivan. It’s campaign season, and as usual, Democrats are employing their class struggle rhetoric to position a redistributive government agenda as the only way Americans can be saved from themselves and the greedy [...]