Elaine Schwartz confronts the myth that American manufacturing is declining. A slice (click to enlarge):
Rightly annoyed and disturbed by the idiocy that is today sweeping across so many college campuses in America, George Will writes that “2015 has raised an important question about American higher education: What, exactly, is it higher than?” (I note that at GMU Econ and GMU Law neither faculty nor students have any truck with the sort of nonsense that is much in the news from schools such as Yale and Missouri.)
[What is] The last book that made you furious?
Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” It uses all the tricks of a fire-and-brimstone preacher to sell a message of despair and pessimism based on a really shaky, selective and biased understanding of the science of climate change.
(Note that elsewhere in this interview one of the authors that Ridley mentions as being among his favorites is Deirdre McCloskey.)