The Outrage-Industrial Complex

(This article was first published in the The American Interest on December 17, 2019.)

In the culture of pervasive outrage, everything is an outrage, so nothing is.

Richard Thompson Ford is the George E. Osborne Professor at Stanford Law School and author of several books, including Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality and The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse. Follow him on Twitter.