"Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators"

Another reason--not that another one is needed--to increase the teeth to tail ratio in academia.

Intrigued by this phenomenon, I recently surveyed a nationally representative sample of roughly 900 “student-facing” administrators — those whose work concerns the quality and character of a student’s experience on campus. I found that liberal staff members outnumber their conservative counterparts by the astonishing ratio of 12-to-one. Only 6 percent of campus administrators identified as conservative to some degree, while 71 percent classified themselves as liberal or very liberal.

Related: "Good luck, Professor Abrams".


"What does economic evidence tell us about the effects of rent control?"

From the Brookings Institution. Not, the last time I checked, a member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

Rent control appears to help affordability in the short run for current tenants, but in the long-run decreases affordability, fuels gentrification, and creates negative externalities on the surrounding neighborhood. These results highlight that forcing landlords to provide insurance to tenants against rent increases can ultimately be counterproductive.