We investigate the consequences and predictors of emitting signals of victimhood and virtue. In our first three studies, we show that the virtuous victim signal can facilitate nonreciprocal resource transfer from others to the signaler.
The issue of race relations in America has reached a new high pitch with the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, followed by mass peaceful demonstrations and instances of violence, looting, and arson in cities around the country.
THIS ARTICLE APPEARED FIRST IN AMERICANTHINKER.COM Trump declared Antifa a terrorist organization, and Democrats are worried By The Great, Andrea Widburg Language warning! On Sunday, President Trump took aim at Antifa, which apparently has driven the violent side of the protests ripping through America’s Democrat-run cities. With full-throated support from Attorney General Barr, Trump is designating Antifa as…Trump declared Antifa a terrorist organization, and Democrats are worried — Watcher of Weasels
This June, pandemic conditions permitting, Harvard University will host a conference—not open to the public—to discuss the purported dangers of homeschooling and strategies for legal reform. The co-organizer, Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet, believes that homeschooling should be banned, as it is “a realm of near-absolute parental power. . . . inconsistent with a proper understanding of the human rights of children.” The conference has caused a stir on social media, owing to a profile of Bartholet in Harvard magazine, accompanied by a cartoon of a forlorn-looking girl behind the barred windows of a house made out of books titled, “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Bible.”City Journal
She presents one study to support her concern about academic outcomes, noting that “methodologically sound studies of the more successful subsets of homeschoolers also reveal problems. One found that while overall the homeschoolers who took standardized tests did slightly better than public schoolers, there was a huge divergence between homeschoolers receiving structured as versus unstructured home education. Those receiving unstructured education, as many homeschoolers do, scored significantly lower than public schoolers.”
Bartholet is distorting the study’s conclusions, to put it politely. The researchers found that the two-thirds of homeschooled students in their sample who received a structured curriculum did dramatically better than public school students. Unstructured homeschool student performance was either slightly below or statistically indistinguishable from that of public school students, depending on the analytic methodology employed. Most policy analysts would see these findings as demonstrating the remarkable success of homeschooling. It would require extraordinary confirmation bias to read these findings as evidence that homeschooling should be banned.ibid
Some people have been “pushing back” against the panic over the Chinese Coronavirus (Winnie the Flu), noting the damage these overreactions are doing, and will continue to do, to the economy. But you know what else leads to people dying? A faltering, let alone crashing, economy. Which brings up this Blast from the (quite recent […]“How Can you Talk Economics When People are Dying”: A Blast from the Past. — The Writer in Black
I’m a little blown away to have gained almost 2,000 new followers today. I hope you all don’t get bored when I go back to talking about how to be happier at work and build more resilient teams 😉 (But let’s be honest…I love politics and will probably talk about that too!) — Dr.
Source: Knitters get the last laugh
Maybe she will vote for President Trump. Maybe not. But I do know that she has walked away from Democrats after seeing how liberals abused others.
Not only did Trump act swiftly and appropriately to address coronavirus, our culture of cleanliness and market-based medicine gives us a big edge over China. Let me preface what I’m about to write by saying that, when I grew up in San Francisco, it’s the absolute truth to say that most of my best friends…Healthcare in China is bad and China is dirty — Watcher of Weasels
#HATEHOAX: Philadelphia Police Release Images Of Suspect Wanted For Spray-Painting Racial Slurs On Cecil B. Moore Mural . Found via Andy Ngo : Related: Here’s A  List Of Hoax ‘Hate Crimes’ In The Trump Era .
THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED: I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise. Leah Libresco is a statistician and former newswriter at FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism site. She is the author of “Arriving at Amen.” Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me.
Joe Biden, who just a few years ago was still bragging about “the 1994 Biden Crime Bill,” has since had second thoughts about aspects of that law, including its expansion of mandatory minimums and crimes subject to the death penalty.