17.2.04

MORE ON VIEWPOINT DIVERSITY. Welcome, readers from Econ Log and SCSU Scholars and thanks for the recognition. Simply read any post with "viewpoint diversity" in the heading. And come on back, we will be all over this story for as long as it goes on, and recognizing particularly foolish academic administrators with a playing card of their own.

There are a few more posts to link to, without much additional commentary today. Invisible Adjunct links to a Timothy Burke essay that suggests people lower their voices; that perhaps people of a conservative temperament would prefer to be gainfully employed, and that voter registrations for primaries, which are, after all, a party election, might not be meaningful. (See a related Wisconsin primary post above.) Arnold Kling's Tech Central Station column also explores the concept of self-selection, exploring the connections between temperaments and terms of employment.

SECOND SECTION: Andrew Sullivan notes, "It just strikes me as a terrible shame that at universities of all places, people are censoring themselves from expressing their actual opinions. It's not healthy for anyone," and links to yet another Duke professor lamenting the lack of viewpoint diversity (there isn't a dime's worth of difference ...)

The card deck is reserved for academic administrators, and there are still a few cards to fill. On the other hand, should we fill the sheepshead deck then there is a pinochle deck to build.

Glen at Agoraphilia has some additional thoughts on viewpoint diversity and self-selection. (Hat tip: Newmark's Door.)

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