successful people are ashamed to assert they have better genetics, values, and habits–even though they quietly believe it to be true–and so are content to let the media and intellectuals push the delusional idea that success is like when Paris Hilton had sex on a digital camera and built a career out of it: luck, connections, and chutzpah, but no discipline, ingenuity, and perseverence . . . A simple prosperous mensch who does not hypocritically claim he primarily works for others is off the radar, implicitly insulting to any intellectual making considerably less than him.
– Is Don Boudreaux arguing that Americans should be cool with losing their jobs to Chinese people today because of Mao, or am I missing something?
– Schools in Newark are going to get super awesome . . . what could go wrong now?
Charles Murray is calling attention to the rising inequality, as if it were a bad thing. He of all people should know its human nature. You can’t fight it. Why should we anyway? Let us fight to be in the 20%. That’s how good culture is produced.