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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>EDUCATION: December 4, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Williams.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>This year&rsquo;s education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. They paid William Singer, a college-prep professional, more than $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators and to change test scores on college admittance exams such as the SAT and ACT. As disgusting as this grossly dishonest behavior is, it is only the tiny tip of fraud in higher education.</p>\n<p> ACCORDING to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, only 37% of white high school graduates tested as college-ready, but colleges admitted 70% of them. Roughly 17% of black high school graduates tested as college-ready, but colleges admitted 58% of them. A 2018 Hechinger Report found, &ldquo;More than four in 10 college students end up in developmental math and English classes at an annual cost of approximately $7 billion, and many of them have a worse chance of eventually graduating than if they went straight into college-level classes.&rdquo;<br />\n According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, &ldquo;when considering all first-time undergraduates, studies have found anywhere from 28 percent to 40 percent of students enroll in at least one remedial course. When looking at only community college students, several studies have found remediation rates surpassing 50 percent.&rdquo; Only 25% of students who took the ACT in 2012 met the test&rsquo;s readiness benchmarks in all four subjects (English, reading, math and science).</p>\n<p> IT&rsquo;S CLEAR that high schools confer diplomas that attest that a student can read, write and do math at a 12th-grade level when, in fact, most cannot. That means most high diplomas represent fraudulent documents. But when high school graduates enter college, what happens? To get a hint, we can turn to an article by Craig E. Klafter, &ldquo;Good Grieve! America&rsquo;s Grade Inflation Culture,&rdquo; published in the Fall 2019 edition of Academic Questions. In 1940, only 15% of all grades awarded were A&rsquo;s. By 2018, the average grade point average at some of the nation&rsquo;s leading colleges was A-minus. For example, the average GPA at Brown University (3.75), Stanford (3.68), Harvard College (3.63), Yale University (3.63), Columbia University (3.6), University of California, Berkeley (3.59).<br />\n The falling standards witnessed at our primary and secondary levels are becoming increasingly the case at tertiary levels. &ldquo;Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses&rdquo; is a study conducted by Professors Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa. They found that 45% of 2,300 students at 24 colleges showed no significant improvement in &ldquo;critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years.&rdquo;<br />\n An article in News Forum for Lawyers titled &ldquo;Study Finds College Students Remarkably Incompetent&rdquo; cites a study done by the American Institutes for Research that revealed that over 75% of two-year college students and 50% of four-year college students were incapable of completing everyday tasks. About 20% of four-year college students demonstrated only basic mathematical ability, while a steeper 30% of two-year college students could not progress past elementary arithmetic. NBC News reported that Fortune 500 companies spend about $3 billion annually to train employees in &ldquo;basic English.&rdquo;<br />\n Here is a list of some other actual college courses that have been taught at U.S. colleges in recent years: &ldquo;What If Harry Potter Is Real?&rdquo; &ldquo;Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame,&rdquo; &ldquo;Philosophy and Star Trek,&rdquo; &ldquo;Learning from YouTube,&rdquo; &ldquo;How To Watch Television,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Oh, Look, a Chicken!&rdquo; The questions that immediately come to mind are these: What kind of professor would teach such courses, and what kind of student would spend his time taking such courses? Most importantly, what kind of college president and board of trustees would permit classes in such nonsense?</p>\n<p> THE FACT that unscrupulous parents paid millions for special favors from college administrators to enroll their children pales in comparison to the poor educational outcomes, not to mention the gross indoctrination of young people by leftist professors.</p>\n', created = 1575889102, expire = 1575975502, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:f2d8917932e14c7f617634ba0ef4bf8d' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>RACE: November 27, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Williams.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Former presidential candidate Beto O&rsquo;Rourke said that racism in America is &ldquo;foundational&rdquo; and that people of color were under &ldquo;mortal threat&rdquo; from the &ldquo;white supremacist in the White House.&rdquo; Pete Buttigieg chimed in to explain that &ldquo;systemic racism&rdquo; will &ldquo;be with us&rdquo; no matter who is in the White House. Senator Cory Booker called for &ldquo;attacking systemic racism&rdquo; in the &ldquo;racially biased&rdquo; criminal justice system.</p>\n<p> LET&rsquo;S FOLLOW up by examining Booker&rsquo;s concern about a &ldquo;racially biased&rdquo; criminal justice system. To do that, we can turn to a recent article by Heather Mac Donald, who is a senior fellow at the New York-based Manhattan Institute. She is a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent article, &ldquo;A Platform of Urban Decline,&rdquo; which appeared in Manhattan Institute&rsquo;s publication Eye On The News, addresses race and crime. She reveals government statistics you&rsquo;ve never read before.<br />\n According to leftist rhetoric, whites pose a severe, if not mortal, threat to blacks. Mac Donald says that may have once been true, but it is no longer so today. To make her case, she uses the latest Bureau of Justice Statistics 2018 survey of criminal victimization. Mac Donald writes: &ldquo;According to the study, there were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations (excluding homicide) between blacks and whites last year, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent. That ratio is becoming more skewed, despite the Democratic claim of Trump-inspired white violence. In 2012-13, blacks committed 85 percent of all interracial victimizations between blacks and whites; whites committed 15 percent. From 2015 to 2018, the total number of white victims and the incidence of white victimization have grown as well.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> THERE ARE other stark figures not talked about often. According to the FBI&rsquo;s Uniform Crime Reporting for 2018, of the homicide victims for whom race was known, 53.3% were black, 43.8% were white and 2.8% were of other races. In cases where the race of the offender was known, 54.9% were black, 42.4% were white, and 2.7% were of other races.<br />\n White and black liberals, who claim that blacks face a &ldquo;mortal threat&rdquo; from the &ldquo;white supremacist in the White House&rdquo; are perpetuating a cruel hoax. The primary victims of that hoax are black people. We face the difficult, and sometimes embarrassing, task of confronting reality.<br />\n Mac Donald says that Barack Obama&rsquo;s 2008 Father&rsquo;s Day speech in Chicago would be seen today as an &ldquo;unforgivable outburst of white supremacy.&rdquo; Here&rsquo;s what Obama told his predominantly black audience in a South Side church: &ldquo;If we are honest with ourselves,&rdquo; too many fathers are &ldquo;missing &mdash; missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men.&rdquo; Then-Senator Obama went on to say, &ldquo;Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.&rdquo;<br />\n White liberals deem that any speaker&rsquo;s references to personal responsibility brands the speaker as bigoted. Black people cannot afford to buy into the white liberal agenda. White liberals don&rsquo;t pay the same price. They don&rsquo;t live in neighborhoods where their children can get shot simply sitting on their porches. White liberals don&rsquo;t go to bed with the sounds of gunshots. White liberals don&rsquo;t live in neighborhoods that have become economic wastelands. Their children don&rsquo;t attend violent schools where they have to enter through metal detectors. White liberals help the Democratic Party maintain political control over cities, where many black residents live in despair, such as Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago.</p>\n<p> BLACK PEOPLE cannot afford to remain fodder for the liberal agenda. With that in mind, we should not be a one-party people in a two-party system.</p>\n', created = 1575889103, expire = 1575975503, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:a6a033bed2e34afbd7b5558822044db4' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At issue this week...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Climate&nbsp; by Walter Williams</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Williams.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he&rsquo;s titled &ldquo;My Gift To Climate Alarmists.&rdquo; Environmentalists and their political allies attribute the recent increase in deadly forest fires to global warming. However, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Forest Service, forest fires reached their peak in the 1930s and have declined by 80% since then. Environmentalists hide the earlier data and make their case for the effects of global warming by showing the public and policymakers data from 1980 that shows an increase in forest fires.</p>\n<p> CLIMATE scientists claim that rising sea levels are caused by man-made global warming. Historical data from the tide gauge in Lower Manhattan shows that sea levels have been rising from about the time when Abraham Lincoln was president to now. Heller says that sea levels have been rising for about 20,000 years. He points out that anthropologists believe that when the sea level was very low people were able to walk from Siberia to North America.<br />\n Hot weather is often claimed to be a result of man-made climate change. Heller presents data showing the number of days in Waverly, Ohio, above 90 degrees. In 1895, there were 73 days above 90 degrees. In 1936, there were 82 days above 90 degrees. Since the 1930s, there has been a downward trend in the number of days above 90 degrees. If climatologists hide data from earlier years and started at 1955, they show an increase in the number of above 90-degree days from eight or nine to 30 or 40. Thus, to deceive us into thinking the climate is getting hotter, environmentalists have selected a starting date that fits their agenda.<br />\n You might ask: &ldquo;Who is Tony Heller? Does he work for big oil?&rdquo; It turns out that he is a scientist and claims to be a lifelong environmentalist. From what I can tell, he has no vested interests. In that respect, he is different from those who lead the environmental movement, who often either work for or are funded by governments.</p>\n<p> ONCE in a while environmentalists reveal their true agenda. Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC&rsquo;s fourth summary report released in 2007, speaking in 2010 advised: &ldquo;One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world&rsquo;s wealth.&rdquo; U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said that the true aim of the U.N.&rsquo;s 2014 Paris climate conference was &ldquo;to change the (capitalist) economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.&rdquo; Christine Stewart, Canada&rsquo;s former Minister of the Environment said: &ldquo;No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits. ... Climate change (provides) the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world.&rdquo; Tim Wirth, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs and the person most responsible for setting up the Kyoto Protocol said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> NOT ALL scientists are dishonest and not all news reporters are leftists with an agenda. But one wonders at the deafening silence where there&rsquo;s clear, unambiguous evidence. For example, if ocean levels have been rising for some 20,000 years, why do scientists allow environmentalists to get away with the claim that it&rsquo;s a result of man-made global warming? Why aren&rsquo;t there any reporters to highlight leftist statements such as those by Edenhofer, Stewart and others who want to ride global warming as a means to defeat capitalism and usher in socialism and communism? I would prefer to think that the silence of so many scientists represent their fears as opposed to their going along with the environmental extremist agenda.</p>\n<p> November 20, 2019</p>\n', created = 1575889103, expire = 1575975503, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8f2557ced1c54bd0d44c77b97bb46276' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>CLIMATE: November 20, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Williams.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he&rsquo;s titled &ldquo;My Gift To Climate Alarmists.&rdquo; Environmentalists and their political allies attribute the recent increase in deadly forest fires to global warming. However, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Forest Service, forest fires reached their peak in the 1930s and have declined by 80% since then. Environmentalists hide the earlier data and make their case for the effects of global warming by showing the public and policymakers data from 1980 that shows an increase in forest fires.</p>\n<p> CLIMATE scientists claim that rising sea levels are caused by man-made global warming. Historical data from the tide gauge in Lower Manhattan shows that sea levels have been rising from about the time when Abraham Lincoln was president to now. Heller says that sea levels have been rising for about 20,000 years. He points out that anthropologists believe that when the sea level was very low people were able to walk from Siberia to North America.<br />\n Hot weather is often claimed to be a result of man-made climate change. Heller presents data showing the number of days in Waverly, Ohio, above 90 degrees. In 1895, there were 73 days above 90 degrees. In 1936, there were 82 days above 90 degrees. Since the 1930s, there has been a downward trend in the number of days above 90 degrees. If climatologists hide data from earlier years and started at 1955, they show an increase in the number of above 90-degree days from eight or nine to 30 or 40. Thus, to deceive us into thinking the climate is getting hotter, environmentalists have selected a starting date that fits their agenda.<br />\n You might ask: &ldquo;Who is Tony Heller? Does he work for big oil?&rdquo; It turns out that he is a scientist and claims to be a lifelong environmentalist. From what I can tell, he has no vested interests. In that respect, he is different from those who lead the environmental movement, who often either work for or are funded by governments.</p>\n<p> ONCE in a while environmentalists reveal their true agenda. Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC&rsquo;s fourth summary report released in 2007, speaking in 2010 advised: &ldquo;One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world&rsquo;s wealth.&rdquo; U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said that the true aim of the U.N.&rsquo;s 2014 Paris climate conference was &ldquo;to change the (capitalist) economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.&rdquo; Christine Stewart, Canada&rsquo;s former Minister of the Environment said: &ldquo;No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits. ... Climate change (provides) the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world.&rdquo; Tim Wirth, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs and the person most responsible for setting up the Kyoto Protocol said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> NOT ALL scientists are dishonest and not all news reporters are leftists with an agenda. But one wonders at the deafening silence where there&rsquo;s clear, unambiguous evidence. For example, if ocean levels have been rising for some 20,000 years, why do scientists allow environmentalists to get away with the claim that it&rsquo;s a result of man-made global warming? Why aren&rsquo;t there any reporters to highlight leftist statements such as those by Edenhofer, Stewart and others who want to ride global warming as a means to defeat capitalism and usher in socialism and communism? I would prefer to think that the silence of so many scientists represent their fears as opposed to their going along with the environmental extremist agenda.</p>\n<p>\n &nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1575889103, expire = 1575975503, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:e5161c94de576c8401406da13a06d208' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>COMMUNISM: November 13, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Williams.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as &ldquo;favorable.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> LET&rsquo;S examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser Institute&rsquo;s recently released annual study &ldquo;Economic Freedom of the World,&rdquo; prepared by Professors James Gwartney, Florida State University; Robert A. Lawson and Ryan Murphy of Southern Methodist University; and Joshua Hall, West Virginia University, in cooperation with the Economic Freedom Network.<br />\n Hong Kong and Singapore maintained their lead as the world&rsquo;s most economically free countries &mdash; although China&rsquo;s heavy hand threatens Hong Kong&rsquo;s top ranking. Rounding out the top 10 are New Zealand, Switzerland, the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Mauritius. By the way, after having fallen to 16th in 2016, the U.S. has staged a comeback to being in the top five economically free countries in the world.<br />\n What statistics go into the Fraser Institute&rsquo;s calculation of economic freedom? The report measures the ability of individuals to make their own economic decisions by analyzing the policies and institutions of 162 countries and territories. These include regulation, freedom to trade internationally, size of government, sound legal system, private property rights and government spending and taxation.<br />\n Fraser Institute scholar Fred McMahon says, &ldquo;Where people are free to pursue their own opportunities and make their own choices, they lead more prosperous, happier and healthier lives.&rdquo; The evidence for his assessment is: Countries in the top quartile of economic freedom had an average per-capita GDP of $36,770 in 2017 compared with $6,140 for bottom quartile countries. Poverty rates are lower. In the top quartile, 1.8% of the population experienced extreme poverty ($1.90 a day) compared with 27.2% in the lowest quartile. Life expectancy is 79.5 years in the top quartile of economically free countries compared with 64.4 years in the bottom quartile.</p>\n<p> THE Fraser Institute&rsquo;s rankings of other major countries include Japan (17th), Germany (20th), Italy (46th), France (50th), Mexico (76th), India (79th), Russia (85th), China (113th) and Brazil (120th). The least free countries are Venezuela, Argentina, Ukraine and nearly every African country with the most notable exception of Mauritius. By the way, Argentina and Venezuela used to be rich until they bought into socialism.<br />\n During the Cold War, leftists made a moral equivalency between communist totalitarianism and democracy. W. E. B. Du Bois, writing in the National Guardian (1953) said, &ldquo;Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature.&rdquo; Walter Duranty called Stalin &ldquo;the greatest living statesman ... a quiet, unobtrusive man.&rdquo; George Bernard Shaw expressed admiration for Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith visited Mao&rsquo;s China and praised Mao Zedong and the Chinese economic system. Gunther Stein of the Christian Science Monitor also admired Mao and declared ecstatically that &ldquo;the men and women pioneers of Yenan are truly new humans in spirit, thought and action.&rdquo; Michel Oksenberg, President Jimmy Carter&rsquo;s China expert, complained that &ldquo;America (is) doomed to decay until radical, even revolutionary, change fundamentally alters the institutions and values,&rdquo; and urged us to &ldquo;borrow ideas and solutions&rdquo; from China.<br />\n Leftists exempted communist leaders from the harsh criticism directed toward Adolf Hitler, even though communist crimes against humanity made Hitler&rsquo;s slaughter of 11 million noncombatants appear almost amateurish. According to Professor R.J. Rummel&rsquo;s research in &ldquo;Death by Government,&rdquo; from 1917 until its collapse, the Soviet Union murdered or caused the death of 61 million people, mostly its own citizens. From 1949 to 1976, Mao&rsquo;s Communist regime was responsible for the death of as many as 76 million Chinese citizens.</p>\n<p> TODAY&rsquo;S leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from that of past tyrants. They should keep in mind that the origins of the unspeakable horrors of Nazism, Stalinism and Maoism did not begin in the &lsquo;20s, &lsquo;30s and &lsquo;40s. Those horrors were simply the result of a long evolution of ideas leading to a consolidation of power in the central government in the quest for &ldquo;social justice.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> &nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1575889103, expire = 1575975503, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:ae4472bafed0cac510a8463c73ed993b' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>RACE: November 6, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Williams.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Jews have been awarded 40% of the Nobel Prizes in economics, 30% of those in medicine, 25% in physics, 20% in chemistry, 15% in literature and 10% of the Nobel Peace Prizes. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been just over 900 Nobel Prizes awarded. Since Jews are only 2% of the world&rsquo;s population, instead having 22% of Nobel Prizes, 206, they should have won only two, according to the proportionality vision of justice. There&rsquo;s an even greater domestic violation of the proportionality vision. Jews are less than 3% of the U.S. population but 35% of American Nobel Prize winners. Several questions come to mind. Does the disproportionately high number of Jewish winners explain why there are so few black or Hispanic Nobel Prize winners? Who&rsquo;s to blame for ethnic disproportionality among Nobel Prize winners, and what can be done to promote social justice?</p>\n<p> PROPORTIONALITY injustice doesn&rsquo;t end with the Nobel Prize. Blacks are about 13% of the U.S. population but close to 70% of the players in the National Football League. Blacks are greatly overrepresented among star players and highly paid players. While the disproportionality injustice runs in favor of black players in general, they are all but nonexistent among the league&rsquo;s field goal kickers and punters. Perhaps the only reason why football team owners are not charged with hiring discrimination is that the same people who hire quarterbacks and running backs also hire field goal kickers and punters. Proportionality and diversity injustice is worse in the National Basketball Association, with blacks being over 80% of the players. Plus, it&rsquo;s not uncommon to watch college basketball games and see that 90 to 100% of the starting five players are black.</p>\n<p> MOST READERS know that I teach economics at George Mason University and have done so for nearly 40 years. However, that doesn&rsquo;t mean the field of economics doesn&rsquo;t have its problems. Many see economics as neither a welcoming nor a supportive profession for women or blacks. Former Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, in addressing a Brookings Institution audience said: &ldquo;Within the economics profession, women and minorities are significantly underrepresented. And data compiled by the American Economic Association&rsquo;s Committees on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession and the Status of Minority Groups in the profession show that there has been little or no progress in recent decades. Women today make up only about 30 percent of Ph.D. students. Within academia, their representation drops the higher up one goes in the career ladder. The share of Ph.D.s awarded to African Americans is low; and it has declined slightly in recent decades.&rdquo; Yellen says that diversity in economics is a matter of &ldquo;basic justice.&rdquo;<br />\n Had I been in the audience, I would have asked Yellen whether there&rsquo;s basic justice in the nursing field, where less than 10% of nurses are men. What about the gross lack of proportionality in incarceration? According to 2015 figures released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the overall U.S. prison and jail population is 90.6% male and 9.4% female. The only way that I see to remedy such a gross disproportionality injustice is to either incarcerate more female prisoners or release male prisoners.</p>\n<p> BACK TO Janet Yellen: It is pathetic and professionally incompetent that she can ignore decades of research &mdash; some of it by female researchers &mdash; that shoots down the idea that disparities prove discrimination. Moreover, if one carries the notion that disparities prove discrimination far enough, they&rsquo;d look like true fools. According to a study conducted by Bond University in Australia, sharks are nine times likelier to attack and kill men than they are women. Despite the fact that men are 50% of the population, and so are women, men are struck by lightning six times as often as women. Of those killed by lightning, 82% are men. One can only wonder what social justice warriors would do about these and many other disproportionalities.</p>\n', created = 1575889103, expire = 1575975503, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:70c9f0b85bc89b33cec5b35e4f805e2f' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Walter Williams

12/04/2019 - 6:20pm
EDUCATION: December 4, 2019 This year’s education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. They paid William Singer, a college-prep professional, more than $25...
11/27/2019 - 1:36am
RACE: November 27, 2019 Former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said that racism in America is “foundational” and that people of color were under “mortal threat” from the “white supremacist in the White House.” Pete Buttigieg chimed in to explain that “systemic racism” will “be with...
11/20/2019 - 11:18am
At issue this week...    Climate  by Walter Williams The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he’s titled “My Gift To Climate Alarmists.”...
11/20/2019 - 11:15am
CLIMATE: November 20, 2019 The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he’s titled “My Gift To Climate Alarmists.” Environmentalists and their political allies attribute...
11/13/2019 - 12:30pm
COMMUNISM: November 13, 2019 A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.” LET’S examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser Institute’s...
11/06/2019 - 11:51am
RACE: November 6, 2019 Jews have been awarded 40% of the Nobel Prizes in economics, 30% of those in medicine, 25% in physics, 20% in chemistry, 15% in literature and 10% of the Nobel Peace Prizes. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been just over 900 Nobel Prizes awarded. Since Jews are only 2% of the world’s population,...
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