Understanding Americans’ Rampant Dissatisfaction with Healthcare The Center - “As a patient, I do not want to hold hands with a robot and confide my health problems to a faceless entity. As a doctor, a patient, and a human being, I reject the currently shattered doctor-patient relationship.” Henry Buchwald 9/28/2023
On the Incoherence of “Decolonizing” the Academy The Center - “Ideological pressure and political conformity in the workplace, professional organizations, industry, and public institutional life are so pervasive that identity politics has all but ruined social tolerance, meritocracy, and the pursuit of excellence.” Jon Mills 9/26/2023
A Practical Approach to Career Education for K-12 Students The Center - “America’s K-12 schools typically provide little information to young people on potential careers. They also generally do not provide work experiences that help them understand practical pathways to jobs and careers.” Bruno V. Manno 9/6/2023
Checking in on “Woke Europe” The Center - “Like the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, continental Europe would, therefore, do well to dial down the moralizing rhetoric associated with wokeness and return to the enlightened pragmatism, cultural liberalism, and scientific curiosity that gave us the modern world.” Gerfried Ambrosch 8/25/2023
Aliens and America’s Crisis in Meaning The Center - “What gives? Why are people so eager to believe wild tales despite a lack of hard, clear evidence?” Peter Clarke 8/20/2023
The Atheist Movement Has One Job The Center - “This is the atheist movement’s one job: to help people navigate the world and find meaning, purpose, and community in a society that has long depended on a god-belief for these ends.” Peter Clarke 7/27/2023
Could AI Become Angry at Humans for Causing Environmental Destruction? The Center - “With artificial general intelligence (AGI) likely just decades away, there is an urgent need to consider the extent of environmental harm we are causing. AGI will likely question if humans are good stewards of the planet and quickly come to the conclusion that we are not.” Zoltan Istvan 7/10/2023
Why “Longtermism” Needs Anti-Aging Science to Succeed The Center - “Assuming anti-aging science shows results, then all of those hypothetical people living way off in the distant future may include some of us. And if that is the case, then people alive today have a practical, personal reason to care how our current actions impact the future.” Peter Clarke 7/6/2023
Is the “Convenience Economy” Worth the Pain It Can Inflict? The Left - “We live in a world where every conceivable product or service is instantly accessible.” Noel Yaxley 6/26/2023
Stop Fearing the Best-Case Scenario with Artificial Intelligence The Center - “What receives less attention but is equally consequential is the extreme scenario in which AI saves all of humanity by making us immortal. Just as we are unprepared for life-destroying AI, we are equally unprepared for our AI savior.” Peter Clarke 6/23/2023
The Ever Tenuous Coalition That Is the Left The Right - “What makes this conflict noteworthy is that it reveals stress lines within the coalition of today’s Left, a coalition that often seems held together more by what it hates than by strong bonds of friendship.” Paul Gottfried 6/6/2023
The Many Casualties of Hazing The Right - “They were given a choice to participate, and they ultimately decided it was worth risking their life, health, individuality, and future for a chance to be a part of a group of people who ultimately couldn’t care less about them.” Solomon Green 5/15/2023
How Do They Still Have Jobs? The Center - “By any normal definition of the role of a Cabinet member, Secretary Mayorkas would have either resigned voluntarily or have had his resignation requested by the President.” Erich J. Prince 5/11/2023
How Ideological Addiction Drives Extremism and Undermines Civil Discourse The Center - “It is made even more dangerous because unlike other addictions, which are widely accepted as harmful, ideological addiction is being constantly fueled by irresponsible members of the political class, the press, and many on social media.” Emily Bashah and Paul E. Johnson 5/10/2023
Democrats’ Endless Anti-Institutionalism The Center - “However, it has now become clear that once in power, Democrats, with a few notable exceptions, have largely sought to remove any impediment to realizing their agenda regardless of how time-honored or important a given tradition might be.” Erich J. Prince 5/4/2023
The Stale Defeatism of the “Chomsky/Carlin Thesis” The Right - “While criticizing the United States, Chomsky, Senator Bernie Sanders, those at outlets such as The Grayzone, and some of my friends have defended the likes of Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro.” Tony D. Senatore 4/27/2023