Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Managing Editor at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Jon previously was Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout, Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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Denver's Anti-'Lunch Shaming' Initiative Increased Debt By 2,400%

A year ago, Denver Public Schools put an end to "lunch shaming." No longer would students have the stigma of receiving a sticker reminding them to pay if they had not settled an outstanding lunch bill.  Denver promised that all children...

Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics

Earlier this week, NPR reported on the high number of school shootings alleged by the U.S. Department of Education. The 240 school shootings detailed in the department’s report on the 2015-2016 school year was significantly higher than...

The Growth of the World’s Middle Class May Be the Greatest Story of Our Age

A woman who woke up from a thirty-year coma in 2018 would be forgiven if she looked around and came to believe our world is falling apart. Cable news and social media are a steady drumbeat of negativity. There is a sense the world is not right...

Ocasio-Cortez Mourns a Coffee House Driven out of Business by a Minimum Wage Law She Supported

For 28 years, Union Square’s iconic cafe the Coffee Shop—located at 29 Union Square West—served New Yorkers and tourists who wanted to get a glimpse of where Carrie Bradshaw and her friends would hang out on Sex and the City. (The coffee shop was...

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

At Intellectual Takeout we write a great deal on logical fallacies, of which there are many. Of all fallacies, the ad hominem is king (and probably always will be). From the Latin "to the man" or "to the person," it is a (fallacious)...

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

According to a new Gallup poll, 43 percent of Americans now see pornography as "morally acceptable." This is a 7-point increase from the previous year and a 13-point increase since 2011, the year Gallup first began measuring public perceptions of...

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

A man the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation identified as David–a pseudonym–is saving $91 every month on his car insurance. No, he didn’t switch to Geico. All it took was for David to identify as a woman on government forms. "I have taken...

A Code of Manhood for a Generation Suffering a ‘Masculinity Crisis’

In June the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic co-hosted an event that discussed the “masculinity crisis” many young men are experiencing in America and Europe.  While there was much disagreement as to what is the root cause of this...

Why the Russian Hacking Narrative Is So Important to the Deep State

Sometime before the collapse of the German civilian government in the summer of 1917, chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg became aware that his phone had been tapped. According to the German diplomat Kurt Riezler, during calls Hollweg would...

Obama Pushes Back on Identity Politics

Progressives have been lamenting the absence of Barack Obama. The former president has been largely absent from the political arena since President Trump’s ascendancy to the office. This, of course, is the norm for ex presidents. But, as I noted...

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