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A Thought Experiment About Taxes

The next time you’re hangin’ with friends ask them this question: Of all the money earned by all Americans and reported to the IRS as adjusted gross income, approximately what percentage is earned by the 1%? Then ask this follow-up question:  Of all the money collected by the IRS in taxes, approximately what percentage is paid by the 1%? I’ve … Continue reading

I Support Viewpoint Diversity


A politically diverse group of social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and other scholars who want to improve our academic disciplines and universities. We share a concern about a growing problem: the loss or lack of “viewpoint diversity.” When nearly everyone in a field shares the same political orientation, certain ideas become orthodoxy, dissent is discouraged, and errors can go unchallenged.

An Interpretation of Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory

This sidebar lists a series of posts which together make up an essay relating Moral Foundations Theory to today's politics, and even a little history, as viewed through The Independent Whig's six-foundation moral lens.


Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations and