Wikipedia's article on "Acquired Homosexuality" begins: Acquired homosexuality is the discredited idea that homosexuality can be spread, either through…
Being labelled a “racist” is scary. If you scour the Internet, you will find a few confessed racists. For the most part, though, “racism” is a doctrine…
As you probably know, I’m a professor at the George Mason University Department of Economics. One of the most unusual features of our department is that…
My Substack experience has been so good that I’m now in a proselytizing frame of mind. I’ve been especially leaning on Robin Hanson to move Overcoming…
“Nazis run Ukraine.” “Biden stole the election.” “You can cure Covid by injecting bleach.” “Lizardmen run the world.” These statements aren’t merely…
My second book of essays, How Evil Are Politicians? Essays on Demagoguery, goes on sale today! Dedicated to my dear friend, the great Don Boudreaux of…
Cult classic The Room is quotable throughout, but over the last two years, I’ve kept coming back to, “People are very strange these days.” This is true…
Government has been giving me guidelines for decades. “Just say no.” “If you see something, say something.” “Put your tray table up and your seat in the…
When I was tooling up for Bet On It, I opted for Wordpress over Substack in order to have greater design flexibility. After a month on Wordpress, I am…
Men notoriously have higher suicide rates than women. At least on the surface, this is a puzzle for feminism. If we really live in a patriarchy, if men…
From my end, moving Bet On It to Substack has gone even better than expected. I’ve got over four times the traffic in just a few weeks. It is all as…
The most famous Sherlock Holmes story is probably “Silver Blaze,” better-known as “the story of the dog who did not bark”: “Is there any point to which…