Courses on Inequality -- They Could be Taught Objectively, but Most Aren't

George Leef

  • Article
  • May 23, 2012

In an article published today by both the Pope Center and the Manhattan Institute (it's on our site and also Minding the Campus), Charlotte Allen and I write about a topic she broached back in March, namely courses on social and economic inequality. Those of us in the free market/limited government camp have plenty to say about the causes of inequality and the counter-productivity of the leftist nostrums for dealing with inequality, but do students who enroll in courses on inequality ever hear those ideas? Or are the courses just exercises in statist thought control, with the students getting a steady diet of "progressive" ideas about inequality? We decided to look into some of those courses and found that most of them are overwhelmingly taught from a leftist perspective. We also found one that puts the others to shame by giving students a wide range of views to consider.

  • Share

Most Commented

March 23, 2011


Looking for Answers? Ask a Scholar!

NAS is partnering with Intellectual Takeout to answer questions that call for scholarly judgment and can't be answered by Wikipedia. ...

September 5, 2014


Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

"[PTSS] provides an evidence-proof explanation that lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behavior."...

September 21, 2010


Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....

Most Read