"Do doctors really belittle interns?"

Dr. Chai has my full support:

I know, people are going to come and make comments on this answer about how I am an evil, mean, bullying, old school, horrible person who should not even be a doctor. I get it. You do not want to be corrected. Would you rather feel the pain of someone telling you that you did something wrong today, or would you rather feel the pain of knowing you killed someone tomorrow? I will let you think about that. Think about it carefully.


"Millennial and Gen Z Holocaust survey spells doom for our democracy"

Quite a sad finding, but Kyle Smith adds some good laughs to it.

You’ll notice that the pollsters almost always ask the American people opinion questions — are you feeling like more of a donkey or an elephant these days? — to which there are no wrong answers. Because when they ask questions to which there are wrong answers, boy, do they get a lot of them.

 


Four on the Democratic presidential nominee

"Time for the Democrats to Pull the Plug on Joe Biden?"

Here is the latest from Joe Biden: he misread his teleprompter, and pronounced that by the time his speech was over, 200 million Americans–two-thirds of our population!–will have died from COVID-19, and it is all President Trump’s fault . . .

"Joe Biden Resurrects False College Claim That Helped Ruin His 1988 Presidential Run".

"Joe Biden makes multiple dubious claims at CNN town hall".

"The Secret Life of Joe Biden".

 


"Why I Left the Left"

Apparently, one has seen the light. We need a lot more.

For most of my life, I was a member of the left. I voted for Democrats in every election. But around 2015, I started to change. (The left started to change as well.) I became much more skeptical of the left, especially its increasing embrace of woke ideas and its denial of elementary facts about human nature. Because I still clung to the fragments of my old political identity, and because I found Trump’s boorishness alienating, I voted for Hillary in 2016. She is almost certainly the last Democrat for whom I will ever vote. . . .

From listening to podcasts such as Econtalk with Russ Roberts, I began to understand the dangers of top-down solutions and intellectual arrogance, and about the importance of diffuse social knowledge, knowledge that is contained in social institutions but that we can’t necessarily articulate. The idea that if we just worked hard and elected the right people, we could solve long intractable problems became silly. The left appears to believe that almost every bad outcome is the result of a moral failure of society. Thus, if people are poor, then it is because our social system is immoral. And if people are in prison, it’s because our criminal-justice system is immoral. And so on.