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The Decline of the Midwest’s Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies by Jon Marcus. And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too. More.


Does Science Need Mavericks? by Adrian Currie. Staid and conformist, science risks losing its creative spark. Does it need more mavericks, or are they part of the problem? More.


CJ reviews Free People, Free Markets: How the Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages Shaped America by George Melloan.


A Unified Theory of Awesomeness by Scotty Hendricks. There a word that most people use every day without quite knowing what it means, “Awesome”. While the word technically relates to the ability to inspire awe, most of us use it […]


Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears. More.


For God and Country by Robert R. Reilly. Do her principles doom America to moral and cultural decline? The question is hardly new. More than two decades ago, Professor John A. Guegan, participating in a conference reflecting on Jesuit priest […]

Basic Income

Universal Basic Income and the Threat of Tyranny by Shai Shapira. Much praise has been heaped on the idea of a universal basic income in recent years. Experiments have begun in many countries, some mainstream politicians are starting to advocate […]


The Bannon Revolution by Ross Douthat. If you squint at the Bannon vision, you can almost imagine it. His professed nationalism, with its promise of infrastructure projects and antitrust actions and maybe even tax hikes on the rich, is potentially […]


Why Your Blood Pressure Probably Isn’t as High as Your Doctor Says by Ross Pomeroy. One simple change could drastically lower rates of hypertension in the United States. No, it’s not proper diet and exercise (though that would definitely make […]


The Charcuterie Board That Revolutionized Basketball by Baxter Holmes. In the past three years, the Warriors have won two NBA titles with the most explosive offense in history. This is the inside tale of how it all began — on […]


The Case for Contrarianism by Oliver Traldi. Another semester, another academic publishing scandal, complete with calls for penitence and punishment. This time the catalyst is “The Case for Colonialism,” a “Viewpoint” editorial in Third World Quarterly. In this essay, Bruce […]


The Battlefield is Dead by Antoine Bousquet. The traditional arena of war is no more. Will it give way to a perpetual continuum of military and paramilitary violence? More.


Amy Barrett, Augustine, and the Relationship between Religion and Politics by Brian Jones. The irony of media coverage of Amy Barrett’s confirmation hearings is that, in fact, Barrett is the one arguing for the truth that religion and politics need […]


Nationalism, Liberalism and the European Paradox by Sumantra Maitra. The entire European project was built on two fundamentally different ideas. One that promotes economic welfare based on borderless free trade, the free market and social individualism. And the other, promoting […]


Why We Need Philosophy Camp for Adults by Teodora Zareva. Consider this: you know that your best friend’s husband or wife is having an affair. Do you tell your best friend about the affair even if they don’t ask you? […]


Pension Math: Public Pension Spending and Service Crowd Out in California, 2003-2030 by Joe Nation. California public pension plans are funded on the basis of policies and assumptions that can delay recognition of their true cost. Even with this delay, […]


Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria by Lisa Marchiano. A year ago, as a result of a blog post I wrote, I began offering consultations to parents of teens who had announced “out of the blue” that they were […]


Dear Jimmy Kimmel: Stay Out Of The Gun Debate If You Can’t Be Honest by Daniel Payne. Dear Mr. Kimmel, I don’t actually watch your show—the lost-sleep-to-comedy ratio isn’t in your favor, I’m afraid—but as a political opinion writer I […]

The End

The End of Football by David Gornoski. By 2050, the National Football League (NFL) will be like the Barnum and Bailey Circus of today. Bankrupt, closed, irrelevant, morally passe. In the early 20th century, the circus was all the rage. […]


Why Nation-States Are Good by Dani Rodrik. The nation-state remains the best foundation for capitalism, and hyper-globalisation risks destroying it More.