A Market Solution To Academic Snowflakes

September 14, 2015

By Ken White at PopeHat

For years I've been grumbling about the rise of the imagined right notto be offended.

It's not going away. If anything, feelings of entitlement not to be offended are growing, especially in academia. The University of California is considering enshrining a right to be free of "expressions of intolerance," defined as meretriciously as you'd expect. Chancellors of great universities announce that free speech requires feeling safe. Too many students seek not just to disagree with ideas but to prevent ideas they don't like from being uttered in their safe spaces at all...