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
Sparing Women and Children from Violence: Speaking with Dr. Samantha Nutt The Center - “[People] want to give back, they want to help out, and the mistake is in presuming that the most effective and transparent way of helping is to do the work ourselves—to get on a plane to see and participate in it being done.” Erich J. Prince 7/4/2018
Lawyer, Photographer, and Activist Sara Bennett Talks Prison System and Life after Parole The Left - “…after you’ve been away for 25 or 30 years, the likelihood of your having a family is pretty slim. A lot of people’s parents die while they’re in prison. Women don’t have the same support network as men do in prison which I think people find surprising.” Henri Mattila 7/3/2018
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
Staying above Partisanship: An Interview with Joe Lieberman The Center - “The last four or five years I was in the Senate, there was simply no Democrat more conservative than any Republican and no Republican more liberal than any Democrat. And that’s just wrong. It’s unnatural.” Erich J. Prince 7/1/2018
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
Jordan Peterson and Conservative Critiques of Modernity The Left - “If we value our heritage, conservative intellectuals like Peterson need to stop pandering to their followers, and instead start motivating them to be more reflective about the culpability of complex social forces.” Matt McManus 6/29/2018
Being a Red State Democrat: An Interview with Jim Martin The Left - “True patriotism is the guy, man or woman, who shows up at the post office every day to be a postal clerk… I dislike and disapprove of those people who wrap themselves in the flag claiming to be patriots when they’ve…done nothing to help move this country forward.” Erich J. Prince 6/28/2018
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
Politician Profile: An Interview with Lincoln Chafee The Left - “There are more wedge issues that divert our attention from the real issues. That’s what I found during my time in the Senate…But the Republicans wanted to send their Republican candidates out to campaign about gay marriage and abortion and flag burning. It’s all about control of the Senate.” Erich J. Prince 6/25/2018