Shane Ralston's Blog

Shane Ralston's Blog

5 Myths about Emotional Intelligence

IQ isn't the only way to measure smarts. 

Harvard Poll Finds that Millennials Basically Live in Bubbles

Do millennials live in ideological bubbles because they feel safe?

Should the Government Stop Using Taxes to Promote 'Virtue'?

As you may know, the federal tax code is not just for generating revenue. It’s also intended to achieve certain social aims. 

10 Ways to Know You’re Being Gaslighted

When sociopaths and narcissists try to make you feel crazy, resist.

Tuition-Free College isn’t Free—But it Does Have Some of the Makings of a Pyramid Scheme

Under the leadership of Governor Andre Cuomo, New York recently adopted a free-tuition scheme.  

How Adjunct College Teaching is Like Slave Labor

Adjuncts average $20-25k per year, receive no healthcare benefits, and usually go without a pension. 

5 Attributes of Thought Leaders

Thought leaders are highly sought after by business firms and government agencies.

Does Trump Have the Authority to Attack Syria?

Despite Trump’s past tweets that the U.S. should “stay the hell out of Syria,” he decided the U.S. should back up international law.

Social Isolation is Dangerous to Democracy

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”

College 'Diversity Council’ Posts Fake Racist Flyers, Stoking Fear and Sparking Outrage

The flyers read: “A Notice to All White Americans. It is Your Civic Duty to Report Any and All Illegal Aliens....America is a White Nation."