Do Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility Have a lot in Common? Not Really. The Right - “Despite the stellar success of ordinary people lifting themselves out of poverty through production and access to a stable market, the income inequality narrative has come to dominate our current public policy discourse, especially in the United States.” Gonzalo Schwarz 7/5/2018
What a Recent Supreme Court Ruling Means for Employment Law The Center - “As with all matters legislative, right now our partisan polarization stands in the way. But hope springs eternal that our better angels, and our ability to compromise—on this and other matters, will eventually return.” Weyman T. Johnson 7/2/2018
Friedman’s Take on Corporate Social Responsibility is Brilliant and Elegant—But Obsolete The Right - Milton Friedman’s argument that corporations refrain from engaging themselves in social and political issues is compelling. But his argument likely doesn’t apply in today’s world, a world where “social consciousness” actually drives business. Eddie Ferrara 6/30/2018
The Left-Leaning Media Is Following the Money. Not the Issues that Matter The Left - “As newscasters reported in painstaking detail about the intricacies of a politician’s body language or outfit, 3.2 million Americans lost health insurance in 2017. Only 39 percent of Americans can afford a $1k emergency. And 41 million Americans are hungry.” Grace Eppinger 6/25/2018
The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor The Right - “Students are commonly told that Jesus was amenable to socialism because he favored the sharing of wealth. But in fact, he taught personal responsibility, voluntary charity, and doing good from the heart, not from someone else’s wallet.” Lawrence W. Reed 6/23/2018
Glitz: The Problem Goes Deeper than the Cake The Left - “When it comes down to it, most of us realize the cake a Christian baker refuses to bake for a gay couple isn’t just a cake—it stands for so much more.” Henry Glitz 6/14/2018
Licensing: From Barber Shops to Interior Designers, Restricting the Flow of Labor The Right - Thinking about opening a barber shop, what do you do? If your answer was something other than, “Find out how to obtain the state’s permission,” you’re in for a surprise. Eddie Ferrara 6/10/2018
I Support Affirmative Action, Even Though It May Hurt Me The Left - “As a person of Indian heritage, I’m willing to lower my odds in November’s game of chance if it makes the admissions process, as a whole, more inclusive.” Parthav Shergill 5/22/2018
Is College Still Worth It? No Easy Answers to a Simple Question The Right - Professor Caplan thinks students are wise to the true value of a degree, which could help to explain why almost no student ever audits a class and why students spend only about 14 hours per week studying, down from 24 hours per week in 1961. Eddie Ferrara 4/24/2018
Cory Booker’s Critics from the Left Are Missing the Point The Right - The cost of a Senate seat, after all, averaged $10,476,451 during the 2012 elections. With that steep of cost, can we expect anything other than politicians sometimes having to speak out of both sides of their mouths?  Ronald McIntire 4/22/2018
The Conflict over Character Education: Faith Schools in Britain The Right - In the UK recently, there has been concern over the growth in private and unregistered faith schools. Henry George 4/10/2018
Public Schools Need Not Crash The Left - We may need to tap into music, sports, video games and even some street talents to reach some students. Steve Young 4/2/2018
Returning to a Less Fragmented America The Right - According to a Pew report, millennials, more than any other generation, are both averse to organized religion and distrustful of other people. Addison Merryman 4/1/2018
The Important Role of States in Young Adults’ Mental Health The Left - Too many young adults take their own lives. The government needs to take responsibility for providing more resources instead of stripping them away. Adam Seltzer 3/26/2018
Children Have the Right to Protest, But Leave Voting to the Adults The Right - In our society, whatever is important is what we don’t let children do. They can’t buy property, take out loans, consent to medical procedures (with the glaring exception of abortion), or rent a car. Varad Mehta 3/23/2018
A Defense of the Lonely Senator from Kentucky The Right - The Republican Party has been quick to turn against Senator Rand Paul, the only remaining principled conservative left in the Senate. Is this it for the Grand Old Party? Aidan Mattis 3/22/2018