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The first-year reading program at Williams College, “turned out to be kind of like a bad blind date,” wrote Michaela Morton, a freshman at the time, in ...

Posted by: Ashley Thorne on October 31, 2014

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." — Proverbs 22:6

Time and again we have been asked to devise economic instruction for the youngsters, the thought being that it’s the oncoming...

Posted by: Leonard E. Read on October 29, 2014

The German economist Wilhelm Röpke, commenting on the expansion of European welfare states in 1958, wrote, “To let someone else foot the bill is, in fact, the general characteristic of...

Posted by: Dylan Pahman on October 27, 2014

Stan Collender, “one of the world’s leading experts on the U.S. budget and congressional budget process,”...

Posted by: James Agresti on October 24, 2014

It was a news item that came and went with barely a ripple.  And yet, it should have set off sirens and red-light alarms all across the country.

“America's top liberal arts schools skip U.S. history,” the headline read. “Of the 29 top...

Posted by: Stan Cohen on October 22, 2014

A friend of mine in the financial services industry called me the other day to vent about the poor quality of the public discourse concerning the freedom of the marketplace and the obsession with the Almighty Dollar. “Does it make sense,” he...

Posted by: Christopher Nelson on October 17, 2014

There are many who complain that big government is the root of all our problems. If we could but rid ourselves of its intrusive presence in our lives, things would be much better. Many complain about the effects of big government but few look at...

Posted by: John Horvat on October 1, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman claims he has unveiled the real motive behind opposition to the Federal...

Posted by: James Agresti on September 29, 2014

I recently dug up a 1908 curriculum manual in the Minnesota Historical Society archives. It provided instructions on everything from teacher deportment to recommended literature lists for various grades. As a book...

Posted by: Annie Holmquist on September 26, 2014

If there are two things that one is likely to hear from college faculty today, they are that 1. Students are too careerist, and 2. We need a more democratic society. They worry about the growing utilitarian cast of education in general, as well...

Posted by: Patrick J. Deneen on September 24, 2014