Big Picture by Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor
Public policy, history, philosophy, some science, and occasional humor.
Created 04 Jan 2021
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  • School Resource Officers
    30 Jun 2022 2 0
    One of the strangest perceptions that’s become popular in some quarters is that the presence of police doesn’t actually reduce crime. As I’ve mentioned in a previous essay, lots of research has shown ...
  • What I Learned About “Social and Emotional Learning”
    27 Jun 2022 2 0
    Many people aren’t aware of the latest catch phrases and acronyms embodying various concepts popular among the educational bureaucracy, which can often obscure what they really mean in practice. One e...
  • Data on Discrimination Against Women – Part 3
    23 Jun 2022 2 0
    In this essay, we’ll look at data on predominant gender prefences, as expressed worldwide. Predominant Gender Preferences Many social psychologists who otherwise believe in the principles of evolution...
  • Data on Discrimination Against Women – Part 2
    20 Jun 2022 1 1
    In this essay, we’ll look at data on college major preferences and the various scientific fields, as they relate to gender. College Majors and Graduate Studies As was described in a previous essay, th...
  • Data on Discrimination Against Women – Part 1
    16 Jun 2022
    In the previous series of essays, we looked at data on the prevalence and extent of racism in America. In this series of essays, we’ll look at data on the prevalence and extent of discrimination again...
  • Race and the Police – Part 3
    13 Jun 2022 1 0
    In previous essays we examined the value of police in deterring crime and the black crime rate. In this essay we’ll examine the evidence that informs the answer to the question as to whether police un...
  • Race and the Police – Part 2
    09 Jun 2022 1 0
    Regarding the genesis of “tough on crime” policies, it's important to note that such policies in the 1990’s were promoted primarily by black residents living in high-crime urban areas, and their repre...
  • Race and the Police – Part 1
    06 Jun 2022 1 0
    Police, of course, serve an essential role in preserving order, so people can go about their lives in peace. Ibram X. Kendi has stated that “When it comes to defunding the police, many Americans have ...
  • Data on Racism – Part 6
    03 Jun 2022 1 0
    In this essay, we’ll look at data on race and the American South, and housing and race. The American South and Race Over the last several decades, in a reversal of prior historical trends, blacks have...
  • Data on Racism – Part 5
    01 Jun 2022 1 0
    In this essay, we’ll explore data on attitudes on the need for government programs to counter racism and disparities among sub-groups in the black community. Attitudes on the Need for Government Progr...
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