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

George Leef

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

May 1, 2017

1.

Binghamton University Responds to NAS’s Report

SUNY Binghamton offers critiques and corrections to Outsourced to China. ...

March 23, 2011

2.

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

3.

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."...

Most Read

May 15, 2015

1.

Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

June 15, 2020

2.

See Clearly, Decide Wisely, Act Justly

An Open Letter to the Converse College Community in response to its administrative decisions relating to diversity and inclusion on campus. ...

June 12, 2020

3.

Defending Against the Jacobins

As college presidents shirk academic reform in favor of more activist programs, the question remains: Will boards of trustees walk with higher ed. leadership over the edge of the cliff?...