George Leef exposes the dark fantasies and dopey fallacies that infect Jane Mayer’s work.

Mark Perry supplies today’s “Notable & Quotable” in the Wall Street Journal:

Based on Department of Education estimates, women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education in 2016 for the eleventh straight year. Overall, women in the Class of 2016 will earn 139 college degrees at all levels for every 100 men, and there will be a 610,000 college degree gap in favor of women for this year’s college graduates (2.195 million total degrees for women vs. 1.585 million total degrees for men). By level of degree, women will earn: a) 154 associate’s degrees for every 100 men (female majority in every year since 1978), b) 135 bachelor’s degrees for every 100 men (female majority since 1982), 139 master’s degrees for every 100 men (female majority since 1987) and 106 doctoral degrees for every 100 men (female majority since 2006). . . .

Now that there’s a huge (and growing) college degree gap in favor of women such that men have become the “second sex” in higher education, maybe it’s time to stop taxpayer funding of hundreds of women’s centers that promote a goal of gender equity that was achieved more than thirty years ago in higher education, at least in terms of earning college degrees? And perhaps the selective concern about gender imbalances in higher education should be expanded to include greater concern about the new “second sex.”

George Will argues powerfully that keeping the bloviating ignoramus, Donald Trump, out of the White House is a vital task.

I learn from GMU Econ alum (and King’s College, London, economist) Emily Skarbek that Free To Choose TV’s “The Real Adam Smith” is finally out.  It features the great Johan Norberg.

Vincent Smith disposes of one of the many myths surrounding that species of cronyism that is farm subsidies.

Drawing on important research done by Bob Higgs and others, Steve Horwitz explores the limits of the Austrian business-cycle theory.

Ilya Shapiro and Thaya Brook Knight argue that administrative law “judges” are unconstitutional.


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