Wilkins’s Folly

Source: Bet On It
by Bryan Caplan

“At the heart of George Mason’s campus lies a fountain with a big inscription. The quote, by Roger Wilkins, reads: ‘We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people.’ Who could object to such a mild-mannered, well-meaning statement? I do, because it’s obviously untrue, a mess of hyperbole and Social Desirability Bias. Let me explain in detail.” (05/12/22)