About: George Leef
Recent Posts by George Leef
If you talk to school leaders who are allowed to choose among applicants who have been through an ed school program and applicants who haven’t, you’ll often hear that they would rather hire the latter. Ed schools are infamous for their obsession over “progressive” educational theories and their neglect of insuring that teachers actually knowContinue Reading
Written on June 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm
In this piece on The College Fix, we learn that professors at New York University have recently published a research paper that claims to show that white conservatives want to perpetuate racial divisions in order to keep black people down. That’s an absurd finding, but one that won’t ruffle any feathers among “progressive” academics whoContinue Reading
Written on June 18, 2013 at 9:33 am
If so, you will want to read this Cato@Liberty post by Alan Reynolds. He smashes the breezy claim that the country needs more “stimulus” and the way to get it is through more federal “infrastructure” spending.
Written on June 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Barack Obama’s forthcoming trip to Africa is going to cost the American taxpayers a huge sum — upwards of $100 million. Read about it here. Is it worth this amount? Is there any value at all for Americans in this junket? Sadly, Americans can’t ask their Dear Leader for an explanation but even if theyContinue Reading
Written on June 17, 2013 at 9:11 am
Written on June 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm
So argues Doug Bandow in this Cato@Liberty post. Notice that it’s pretty much the same bunch of people who are okay with blanket government surveillance who think that the US must “do something” about Syria.
Written on June 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Herbert Spencer argued in the 19th century that people have a right to ignore the state. In this Freeman piece, Tomasz Kaye observes that new technologies might actually enable us to do that. Let’s have a cheer for Agorism.
Written on June 14, 2013 at 11:07 am
In his column today, Sheldon Richman surveys some of the opinions coming from both the left (the so-called progressives) and the right (especially the neo-cons) and notes how they unite in saying that the government’s surveillance is no big deal because it’s under the control of “our representatives” and judges. He suggests that we wouldContinue Reading
Written on June 14, 2013 at 10:56 am
Recent Comments by George Leef
- May 8, 2013 on Is there anything the Obamaites don’t want to regulate?
- April 8, 2013 on Another sign that the higher education bubble is close to bursting?
- August 27, 2012 on He did rebuild that
- June 12, 2012 on A campaign-finance reform argument appealing to both the left and right?
- April 12, 2012 on Open minds, closed minds