Jan 3, 2022 • 1HR 16M

Underwhelmed by Academia (Year in Review) | Jonah Davids & Richard Hanania

On reasons to leave academia, social scientists as storytellers, and CSPI's accomplishments in 2021

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Jonah Davids is CSPI’s director of communications. He joins Richard to talk about his essay on leaving academia, how social science is mostly storytelling, and what CSPI accomplished in 2021. They also discuss why reaching out to people is underrated, the recent study on racial discrimination in emailing, reasons to stay in or leave academia, the effectiveness of advertising, why CSPI has been successful so far, and wokeness as stupid vs. evil in the aftermath of the IDW.

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Jonah Davids, “The Overwhelming Underwhelmingness of Academia: Three Reasons to Leave.” 

Ray Block Jr., Charles Crabtree, John B. Holbein, J. Quin Monson, “Are Americans less likely to reply to emails from Black people relative to White people?” 

Hugo Mercier, “Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe.” 

CSPI, “CSPI 2021: The Year in Review.”