Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman is the Edgar Award-nominated author of Running Out of Road. Follow him on Twitter @DanFriedman81.

Will Elon Musk Take Over Twitter?

Will Elon Musk Take Over Twitter?

On April 14th, Elon Musk, billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, made an offer to buy Twitter. He wants to take the publicly-traded social media platform private, purchasing 100 percent of the company at $US54.20 per share, an $US8 per-share premium over the stock’s price on April 13th.

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
10 min read
Antiracism, Anti-Semitism, and the False Problem of Jewish Success

Antiracism, Anti-Semitism, and the False Problem of Jewish Success

On October 17th, the New York Times published an op-ed celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Million Man March that neglected to mention the anti-Semitic history of its organizer, Louis Farrakhan. In response, former Times editorial board member Bari Weiss tweeted that the institution had adopted “a worldview in which

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
15 min read
Activism
Is the My Little Pony Fan Community Really Full of Nazis?

Is the My Little Pony Fan Community Really Full of Nazis?

The Atlantic recently published an exposé on the urgent problem of Nazis in the subculture of “Bronies,” adult fans of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon. This was interesting to me, because I have argued in the past that the influence and scale of the far-Right or alt-Right

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
5 min read
Top Stories
Streaming Will Never Be as Bad as Cable

Streaming Will Never Be as Bad as Cable

Apple and Disney launched new subscription video streaming services in November 2019, joining Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, CBS All Access and HBO, which will become HBO Max in 2020, placing HBO branding and original programming at the helm of a subscription service to stream the content of the AT&

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
6 min read
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Good Men Aren't Getting Harder to Find

Good Men Aren't Getting Harder to Find

In a recent editorial, Wall Street Journal editor at large Gerard Baker noted that the share of female college graduates has risen to 57 percent, and posited that the disproportionate number of college-educated women is affecting the dating market. Since there are now four female college graduates in their 20s

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
5 min read
Feminism
How Free Speech Dies Online

How Free Speech Dies Online

Last year, I explained why it is wrong to consider weakening speech protections to allow bans on speech by the alt-right, neo-Nazis, or other far-Right groups: it is safer to let Nazis speak in a society that places high value on individual rights and has strong legal protections for those

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
12 min read
Free Speech
What New York's Public Schools Could Learn From Stuyvesant

What New York's Public Schools Could Learn From Stuyvesant

The class of students who will enter Stuyvesant High School in 2019 include only seven black students. This isn’t particularly unusual; Stuy, which is the most academically selective public school in New York City, typically admits only a handful of black students each year, and every year there are

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
11 min read
social justice
Why Elites Dislike Standardized Testing

Why Elites Dislike Standardized Testing

On Tuesday, March 12 2019, federal prosecutors exposed a crooked college admissions consulting operation that bribed SAT administrators and college athletic coaches in order to get wealthy, underqualified applicants into elite universities. Also charged were 33 wealthy parents who had paid for admissions bribes, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman
7 min read
Education