Dec 18, 2021 • 1HR 14M

Privilege and Principles

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Today’s Ruminant is all about privilege, and Jonah has many nerdy thoughts on the subject. He also offers plenty of anecdotes about day drinking, a few meditations on Build Back Better hitting a brick wall, and a disquisition on the nature of consumerism. How many varieties of privilege are there in America today? Why do certain people tend toward conservatism? And why has Jonah finally decided to open up about Fox News? Brace your bingo cards, too, because Jonah still can’t stop complaining about Theodor Adorno and his mythical authoritarian personality.

Show Notes:

- The Morning Dispatch breaks down the Build Back Better stalemate

- Let’s talk about privilege

- The Remnant with Sally Satel

- Sumptuary laws

- Veblen goods

- Huntington’s “Conservatism as an Ideology”

- Sally Satel: “The Experts Somehow Overlooked Authoritarians on the Left”

- Politics and Prose lawyers up

- Harvard stops requiring SAT scores

- Jonah opens up about Fox

- Matthew Mehan’s new children’s book

- AEI Today

- Give someone a Dispatch subscription this Christmas