Phi Beta Cons

Do We Need More Diversity Among Scientists?

In this essay, John Rosenberg notes that the National Institutes of Health has created a new position to “improve” diversity among scientists who receive federal funds. He then asks the obvious questions: Do we need this? Is it legal? To both, the answer is in the negative.

This episode shows just how ridiculous the mania over group equality has gotten.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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Books

The Maker of Middle-earth, in Gorgeous Detail

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Culture

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Politics & Policy

Answering my Critics

My post on Elizabeth Warren’s cynical/bonkers proposal to effectively nationalize every American firm with revenue of $1 billion or more has met with predictable criticism. I will address two points here. One, some have complained about the use of the word “expropriation,” or more broadly about ... Read More