Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

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Dan is the Vice President of Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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Recent blog posts by this author

Why Shopping at Costco is So Enjoyable

My wife and I find going to Costco strangely relaxing—even if it usually results in a larger-than-planned bill by the end of our shopping trips. The primary reason why? We live in a society that prizes freedom, and that usually identifies...

Is It More Rational to Bet That God Exists?

You are going to die. Your life is quickly passing away, and your death will be for eternity. And the moment of this death is unpredictable. It could come 50 years from now or 5 minutes from now. It’s this sobering fact that forms the...

Clinical Psychologist: 'Women Hate Harmless Men'

Many modern men have been propagandized to believe that modern women want nice, sensitive, empathetic guys who make them feel safe. And then they are perplexed and frustrated when they eventually find themselves dumped, divorced, or relegated to...

Study Finds That Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Is Costing Jobs

In 2014, the uber-liberal Seattle City Council passed a law mandating that all businesses in the city raise their minimum wage to $15 by 2021. The most noted advocate of the law is the openly Socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant, who believes...

Why You Shouldn’t Rage Against Last-Second Mergers

A scenario many of us experience on a weekly basis: You’re stuck in traffic on a two-lane highway, and the lanes converge into one up ahead. You merged early, and have been patiently waiting your turn behind other cars. Then some jerk zooms...

How People Used to Celebrate ‘Midsummer Night’

Tonight, June 23, is the setting for Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The setting was chosen for the fanciful comedy, presumably, because of the character of the feasting that took place throughout Europe on this night in times...

This is What Happens When Education Loses Its Purpose

The student protesters at Evergreen State College in Washington are becoming more unreasonable. In a May 24 meeting with the school’s seemingly spineless president, George Bridges, the protestors demanded (among other things) that he excuse them...

Why Americans Must Once Again Become ‘Good Pagans’

Many of you know C.S. Lewis as a Christian apologist. But in an interesting and little-known letter, C.S. Lewis told a Roman Catholic priest in 1953 that he thought it was crucial to worry first about making the younger generations “good pagans...

Do Teachers Really Work Less Than Other Professionals?

“Teachers receive a full-time salary with great benefits for only working 9 months out of the year.” I frequently see some iteration of the above in the comments section of Intellectual Takeout’s articles on education. It’s usually trotted out...

The 4 Gods of the Public Education System

In the eyes of most people, America’s public education system is the secular alternative to religious, faith-based schools. But as I and others have argued, this dichotomy is false. The public education system also promotes a kind of religion,...

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