"Why do old people hate new music?"

There may well be some truth in the explanations proffered here. But personally, I just think it's because today's music is simply, objectively mostly worse.

(Another explanation not offered in the piece: when people get nostalgic for the music of their youth, they usually remember the best music from that time and forget there was a whole lot of crap then, too.)


"Let’s Work Together to Challenge the Selective Double Standard for the Enforcement of Title VI and Title IX in Higher Education"

Mark Perry:

Higher education has a major civil rights problem, and it’s so widespread that it’s nothing short of systemic and structural. The discrimination on the basis of sex and race that takes place on almost every college campus in America is not only illegal according to federal civil rights laws, but it’s highly unethical, unprincipled, and corrupt. It’s been going on for decades, but the violations of Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination and Title VI’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin have increased in recent years, despite the ongoing efforts of myself and others to challenge the systemic sexism and racism that exists in higher education today


"Milton Friedman Isn't Running the Show Anymore"

Ed Driscoll at Instapundit collects some links that highlight 1) the utter incoherence of the administration's energy policy (see also Michael Shellenberger, "Why Biden's Attacks On Energy Are 'Absolutely Insane'"), and 2) the dopiness of this post's title statement

Note that 17 Nobel Laureates in Economics didn't cover themselves in glory either.

Because this agenda invests in long-term economic capacity and will enhance the ability of more Americans to participate productively in the economy, it will ease longer-term inflationary pressures.

Pro tips: 1) as noted here before, always give the points and bet on Big Al [Einstein] and 2) ditto for Uncle Miltie.

 


"The Medicare and Social Security disaster that Washington is doing nothing to fix"

Kinda surprising to me the Washington Post editorial board would run this.

See also "As our entitlements crisis gets closer, a solution moved farther away," "Social Security Is Running Toward Insolvency" "Social Security shortfall: Limiting benefits based on need could fix it. But is it fair?" and "As Congress Dithers, Social Security and Medicare Inch Closer to Insolvency".


"Conservatives Should Be Careful Not to Overpraise Elon Musk"

I certainly agree with this. Listen to what he has said and look at what he has done. For some examples of relevant criticisms, see the following:

"Elon Musk Promises Full Self-Driving 'Next Year' For The Ninth Year In A Row".

"VIRAL VIDEO exposes ELON MUSK is just a FRAUD".

"When I First Saw Elon Musk for Who He Really Is".

"New Tesla Fires Keep Popping Up: They Are Now Six in a Matter of Days".

"Lawsuit: Tesla's Door Handles Blamed for Broward Doctor's Death".

"Tesla Autopilot Safety Stats Said Imbued With Statistical Fallacies, Interpret Cautiously".

"Why Elon Musk’s Hyperloop won’t work for humans".