Washington bureaucrats regard theft by drug addicts as evidence of disability, thereby justifying benefits. Public health officials argue that racism and sexism cause women to get AIDS. America's premier monument to knowledge, the Smithsonian Institution, portrays science as white man's religion. Such absurdities, Ms. Mac Donald argues, grow out of a powerful set of ideas that have governed our public policy for decades, the product of university faculties and a professional elite who are convinced that America is a deeply unjust society.
And while these beliefs have damaged the nation as a whole, she observes, they have hit the poor especially hard. Her reports trace the transformation of influential opinion-makers such as the New York Times and large philanthropic foundations from confident advocates of individual responsibility, opportunity, and learning into apologists for the welfare state. In a series of closely reported stories from the streets of New York to the seats of intellectual power, The Burden of Bad Ideas reveals an upside-down world and how it got that way.
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith fellow at The Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal, the quarterly magazine of urban affairs where most of the pieces in this book originated. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Photos Add Image. Edit Cast Episode cast overview, first billed only: Connie Britton Tami Taylor Kyle Chandler Eric Taylor Gaius Charles Brian 'Smash' Williams Zach Gilford Matt Saracen Minka Kelly Lyla Garrity Taylor Kitsch Tim Riggins Adrianne Palicki Tyra Collette Jesse Plemons Landry Clarke Scott Porter Jason Street Aimee Teegarden Julie Taylor Glenn Morshower Chad Clarke Chris Mulkey Buddy Garrity Daniella Alonso Carlotta Alonso Taylor Nichols Edit Storyline Tammy grows increasingly stressed by raising an infant alone, and becomes closer to a science teacher who took over her guidance counselor duties.
Certificate: TV-PG. Language: English. Sound Mix: Dolby Digital. Color: Color. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Riggins' uniform top is different at the pep rally than it is in Buddy's apartment.
Goofs Jason Street tells Tammy that he recently had a dream with her in it and after that dream he could make a fist for the first time since his injury. However he made a fist and used it when he punched Tim Riggins in the face for sleeping with Lyla. Quotes Tyra Collette : Act like a man then! Landry Clarke : You mean act like a man. Tyra Collette : Yeah. Together, the Bad Ideas squad imagine the pettiest hypothetical coup Vatican City will never see.
On today's episode The three of them go on an odyssey of truly blasphemous proportion, following two embezzling nuns on the gambling, binge-drinking, hard-sinning Las Vegas trip of a lifetime.
Sister Act meets the Hangover in this battle of good, evil, money, chance, destiny, and souls. This week, Eric Silver - co-host of Horse, Dungeon Master for Join the Party, and all-around great Multi-Dude - joins the Bad Ideas team for a harrowing story of survival at sea and capitalistic conspiracy. But most alarming of all, the team takes on the challenge of spinning this yarn into their first video game pitch.
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WOTR Podcast: No Good, Very Bad Ideas in National Security - War on the Rocks
Did you do it? That makes you smarter than the people in today's bad idea anecdote, who all signed away something very valuable just to get some free WiFi access. How can Zach, Sarah, and Gabriel turn these impulsive bad decisions into a compelling narrative? Plus, epistolary novels, daemons, the Great Forever, and the master of the universe.
From Fail to Win! Learning from Bad Ideas
This week, Sarah brings us a tale from the exotic world of art thievery, where everyone is super cool and sophisticated… everyone, that is, except for the thieves. What will Gabriel and Zach make of an entire town in on a police sting operation? And how many explosions will it involve? There are definitely more twists than you think.
Plus, roles definitely played by Jason Statham, agents of chaos in the background, a fistful of art historians, and revolutions which will not be monetized.
This week we take a trip back to a faraway time when news could be faked and editorial controls were suspect at best. We, of course, are talking about the 19th century and are delighted to be joined this episode by Amanda McLoughlin, co-founder of Multitude, co-host of the shows Spirits and Join the Party, and all around badass podcaster. This week on No Bad Ideas: a first for the show! In today's fan-sponsored episode, Gabriel, Sarah, and Zach have to go head-to-head with a bad idea chosen by our listeners!
So strap in, grab your broadswords, and get ready to go on a madcap adventure of dark lords, gallant heroes, and LSD. Plus, the unspoken line between the supernatural world and the world most people live in, high high elves, and cautionary tales about why you should always be nice to your interns. Another week, another amazing guest to help us tackle a truly terribly idea! Plus, the perils of rock climbing, the defeat of The Patriarchy, and when having it spoiled somehow makes it better. This week on No Bad Ideas But soon, it's all business, and thanks to Sarah's bad idea contribution that business is a truly unhinged tale of illness and entomology in the Caribbean.
A Series of Bad Ideas
Plus, cockroaches bent on world destruction, the wrong way to eat a Reese's, and a very different kind of Cuban crisis. A wild Mike Schubert has appeared! And he's here to help Gabriel and Sarah wind their way through a twisty courtroom mystery, courtesy of Zach Valenti. Just who was it that really killed the defense's surprise witness?
- A Series of Bad Ideas by Matthew Aberdeen.
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And how do the lives of twelve jurors depend on one single security camera?