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Polarization and the Academy

This post first appeared on CSR's Christ Animated Learning Blog. One of the clearest conclusions we can take away from the 2020 election season is that political and ideological polarization has continued to be one of the most powerful forces in our social life. In…
December 11, 2020

Rules of Engagement

I have been concerned for some time that our dominant mode of political engagement and political conversation are deeply destructive. If you are reading this, you probably agree. However, de-escalating our political rhetoric is difficult to do. I want to reflect just briefly about why…
September 26, 2020
EducationGeneral Economics

Why Is College so Expensive?

Education is becoming more expensive, but not because of government subsidies, not because of the growth of administration, not because of an amenities arms race. The reason is wages. People are expensive and have become more so over time, in relative terms. This is William…
September 15, 2020