Breaking the Veil

On the mend from his sudden bout of illness, Jonah approaches today’s Ruminant with his standard level of nerdy panache. After offering a few thoughts on how The Tyranny of Clichés holds up today, he commences a lengthy rant on why canceling student debt would be a serious moral and political blunder, before turning to Francis Fukuyama’s work on liberalism. What does the relationship between virtue and responsibility look like? When is grad school worthwhile? And is John Rawls one of history’s greatest monsters?

Show Notes:

The Remnant with David French 

The Remnant with Francis Fukuyama

Wednesday’s totally uncontroversial G-File

Game of Loans, by Beth Akers and Matthew M. Chingos

Puppet Master

Shoshana Weissman on occupational licensing

WSJ: “The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off”

Jonah reviews Nine Days

The Moynihan Report

Charles A. Reich’s The Greening of America

Jonah’s notes on nationalism

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