Mother Nature’s unfairness

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / August 26, 1998, but the message still applies today!

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH to convince me that Dr. Thomas Sowell, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, must write with both hands. His most recent book, the last of a trilogy, Conquests and Cultures, is a masterpiece of research and thought. In years of researching socioeconomic differences between peoples, he has laid lie to the conventional wisdom, namely that the misfortune of some groups is solely result of mistreatment and exploitation by another in the forms of racism, colonialism or multinationalism. Continue reading

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The pretense of superiority

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / August 24, 1998, but the message still applies today!

PEOPLE TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS frequently introduce themselves, “I am Mr. So and So, president of XYZ, a non-profit organization.” Or, a news reporter might say, “RST, a non-profit organization, conducted a study that concludes that so and so is hazardous to good health.” Continue reading

I do my job well, so that means I can….

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / July 29, 1998, but the message still applies today!

FOR CLOSE TO 30 YEARS, I’ve taught economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The colleges include: Los Angeles City College, California State University-Los Angeles, Philadelphia’s Temple University and George Mason University for the last 18 years. Continue reading

Education production

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / July 29, 1998, but the message still applies today!

DETERMINING WHAT NEEDS to be done about primary and secondary education depends on your vision of how it is produced. Education outcomes depend at least upon two important variables: the home and the school. But these two variables are related to one another in a critical fashion, and the assumptions made about that relationship are crucial to policy. Continue reading