Diversity’s Dilemma

There’s a sort of prisoner’s dilemma now facing a federal judge in the ongoing Harvard race discrimination court battle. As you know, the prisoner’s dilemma is a game theory that suggests self-interest will compel two confederates to betray each other when cooperation would benefit their mutual self-interests. For those unfamiliar with the court proceeding, in…

Till Death Do You Part

It’s quite revealing that America’s merchant class has almost completely aligned with the left despite years of eager sycophancy from the mainstream right. What it largely reveals is a collective wager that what has always happened always will: i.e. the left will win. That’s not exclusively the case, as some baked-in Bolsheviks have gotten themselves…

Me to We and Back Again

I’ve frequently suspected that Internet portal Yahoo is run by a cabal of capuchin monkeys, or perhaps marmosets. The operation is clearly the work of primates, though certainly not higher-order ones such as chimpanzees or baboons. It is probably because of this amateurish management, kindergarten writing, and bland regurgitation of leftist doctrine that Yahoo is…

The Education Before Matriculation

I was talking the other night with a man who has a son entering college in the fall. The father is a nice guy and generous with his collection of rare whiskeys though, like most people who glance off the side of our lives, he is an acquaintance rather than friend. I had always taken…

You Gonna Eat That Corn?

Everyone knows no one changes the oil on a rental car. You’d have to be a highly paid Hollywood actress to not comprehend that renters have little interest in the state of an owner’s asset. But even ownership features extreme variance in care. There is a vast gulf between the mindsets of investment and extraction.…