Quartz: The Elite Talk to Themselves

Recently, I discovered the journalistic site Quartz. The articles are well-written and quirky. Many of the articles are career and business focused. Quartz’s mission statement includes this: “Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, and intellectual honesty to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.” That’s a pretty pretentious mission as compared to, for example, making money and entertaining the reader. Rather than rigor and intellectual honesty, Quartz popularizes trendy ideas. Quartz doesn’t seem to have a skeptical bone in its body. What do Quartz’s stance of climate change and green energy have to say about its intellectual rigor? Those are topics that are trendy and not associated with intellectual rigor. One article claimed that Americans want a carbon tax. The article presented the results of a survey of 1,202 Americans. I didn’t believe the survey in...(Read Full Article)
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