Joel Belz

Joel is WORLD's founder. He contributes regular commentary for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Radio. Joel has served as editor, publisher, and CEO over three decades at WORLD and is the author of Consider These Things. Joel resides with his wife, Carol, near Asheville, N.C.

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‘Scientists say ...’

Science | Don’t assume you’ve got to believe it
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/26/18, 03:25 pm

The next time someone tells you something as gospel truth, and then backs it up with the assertion that “scientists agree” on this issue, try responding with this statistical gem: “Scientists also agree that 43 percent of the time that someone claims agreement among all scientists, no such agreement exists.”

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Half a post office

Policy | Let’s stop the pretense that the USPS can survive without bold changes
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/12/18, 10:45 am

I don’t get many billion-dollar ideas. So when I do, I hope the people who count will take it seriously.

The idea is to save the United States Postal Service before it implodes and collapses of its own weight. I suggest that we radically reduce the USPS’ costs by cutting service to all of us. We could do that by a simple plan by which everyone with even-numbered ZIP codes would get their mail delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Those with odd-numbered ZIP codes would get service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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A mouthful of bluff

Society | Today, even the adults are telling fibs
by Joel Belz
Posted 3/29/18, 03:05 pm

A friend from Pennsylvania told me the story 25 years ago, but I still remember the depressingly funny details.

He was mostly retired but drove a public school bus to augment his income. Glancing in his rearview mirror, my friend noticed that one of his young passengers was breaking the no-gum-chewing rule designed to keep the buses passably clean. 

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