Difference-in-difference analysis of Melissa Click

And then the other shoe dropped: Last week, UM announced that new pledges and donations in December — a key month for university fundraising — fell $6 million, a decrease of roughly 31 percent. Only the Columbia branch, where the protests took place, suffered these losses. No other UM branch experienced declines. http://www.realclearpolicy.com/blog/2016/03/02/who_fired_melissa_click_free_markets__1572.html

Can we start taking political correctness seriously now?

The upsurge of political correctness is not just greasy-kid stuff, and it’s not just a bunch of weird, unfortunate events that somehow keep happening over and over. It’s the expression of a political culture with consistent norms, and philosophical premises that happen to be incompatible with liberalism. The reason every Marxist government in the history…

Dean Wormer is the hero and role model of Animal House

Have to love the title: College Kids Are Human Veal But the way students and especially administrators talk about college today, you’d think parents are paying ever-higher tuition so their children can attend a reeducation camp straight out of China’s Cultural Revolution. It’s as if college presidents, deans, and the ever-increasing number of bureaucrats and…

Stop pretending to be offended by everything

“Anti-Semitism” is rooting for Hamas. Making fun of your nebbish boyfriend is lame, but it should not make any rational person think of Iran’s supreme leader. I’ve heard plenty of malicious and offensive anti-Semitic jokes in my life, but it would be tough to conjure up the indignation to believe that Dunham was flirting with…

Inside the academic fascist mind

A stunning and absolute must-read confessional from a recent college graduate. Some observations: She reads like a present-day Whittaker Chambers. The fact that she is afraid to use her real name speaks volumes about her comrades and their tolerance for dissent. I, too, have noticed that social justice warriors tend to be a miserable and unhappy lot.…

Laughing at the brownshirts

You know you’re in trouble when people begin to openly mock you. Some commentary on the ridiculous idea of a “safe space” on campus: The problem arises when the idea of “a right to be safe” is extended to “a right to be comfortable” — and demanded. I found an example of this overreach in…