Author Archive | Edwin A Locke

Giving Real Meaning to Veterans Day

Veterans Day arouses three emotions in most Americans: solemnity, because it celebrates the veterans who have defended our great country; sadness, because so many have lost their lives in the process; and pride, because they have fought so well. The supreme value that our veterans have fought and died for (with some tragic exceptions) from […]

The Only Cure for Racism

If diversity is the cure for racism, why, instead of promoting racial harmony, has it brought racial division and conflict? It is now taken as a virtual axiom that the way to cure racism is through the promulgation of racial and ethnic diversity within corporations, universities, government agencies and other institutions. The diversity movement has […]

A Message to Graduating Students

An imaginary letter from parents intensely concerned about the fundamental ideas their children, who are about to graduate from college, have been taught. Dear John and Sue: First, we want to congratulate you on receiving your degrees. We know that you both worked very hard over the past four years. Second, there are some dangers […]

The Greatness of Western Civilization

In this age of diversity-worship, it is considered virtually axiomatic that all cultures are equal. Western culture, claim the intellectuals, is in no way superior to that of African tribalists or Eskimo seal hunters. There are no objective standards, they say, that can be used to evaluate the moral stature of different groups. They assert […]

Tax Injustice Day: Altruism vs. Americanism

On Tax Day consider some basic facts. The wealthiest 1% of the taxpayers pay 34% of all federal income taxes. The top 50% pay 96% of the total bill. This means that the least wealthy 50% pay almost nothing. In short, the income tax system soaks the rich. In the name of justice, the President, […]

Three Cheers for Wal-Mart

How would you like to be penalized because you do your work too well–for example, for running your business so effectively that it attracts hoards of happy customers? Well, this is what is happening more and more frequently to Wal-Mart. Recently the West Covina, Calif., city council voted to deny the sale of land to […]

Giving Real Meaning to Veterans Day: Fighting for Freedom is No Sacrifice

Veterans Day arouses three emotions in most Americans: solemnity, because it celebrates the veterans who have defended our great country; sadness, because so many have lost their lives in the process; and pride, because they have fought so well. The supreme value that our veterans have fought and died for (with some tragic exceptions) from […]

Radical Islam’s Assault on Human Life

The monstrous attacks on New York and Washington on September 11 shocked, saddened, and angered all Americans as well as the rest of the Western world. Some causes of this tragedy have already been identified: poor intelligence; inadequate airport and airplane security; and, most important, the weakness of the U. S. government, which has done […]