Devin Foley

Devin Foley

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Devin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Takeout and a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science. Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout, he served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota. Devin is a contributor to local and national newspapers, a frequent guest on a variety of talk shows, such as Minneapolis' KTLK and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and regularly shares culture and education insights by giving presentations to civic groups, schools, and other organizations. In 2011, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. Devin and his wife have been married for seventeen years and have five children. When he's not working, Devin enjoys time with family the most while also relaxing through reading, horticulture, home projects, and skiing and snowboarding.  

Watch Devin Foley and Christina Hoff Sommers recently discuss the question, "Is there a war against men?"

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Recent blog posts by this author

Thank you, PolitiFact!

If you’re familiar with the federal government’s budgeting process and you follow social media, your head has probably exploded at least a dozen times when you see misleading information circulated as truth. Of course, countering it every time is...

For Money could not Keep

While sometimes it seems clichéd to bring up the German Weimar Republic of the 1920s, it’s still a good lesson on what happens to a people and a nation under hyper-inflation. Too often individuals will try to draw direct parallels to the Weimar...

Another Lesson in Economics

Have you seen this one? If you’re not familiar with what’s happening, the government of Venezuela embarked on a socialist experiment and it’s not going well. Promising prosperity for all, Venezuela’s government under Hugo Chavez took over...

The Universal Orphanage

According to a poll done by Pew Research in December 2014, less than half of American kids now live in a traditional family. You can see the massive decline of children living in a traditional family in the chart below:    Many...

A Metaphor for Life

Sometimes things in life are looking great. You’ve got all your ducks in a row and then, Boom! Your life is t-boned. We’ve all been there. You feel like a failure, you feel ashamed and panicked. In reality, you are human and you will never be...

Incredible Prediction of Drone Warfare from 1937!

February 4, 2002, was the first time a Predator drone was used for a targeted killing. Since then, much has been written and debated about drone warfare. From a pragmatic, military perspective, drones make sense. Why risk your soldiers’ lives if...

Why Study Philosophy?

Some like philosophy because it makes their minds tingle. Others find answers to their questions. Still others like questions without answers. For Cicero, writing in the 1st century B.C. during the transition from Roman Republic to Roman Empire, the...

Why Government? We're Not Angels

As we enter into another presidential election season that will be filled with arguments about what government should and should not do, we would be wise to keep in mind that the structure and role of our government is rooted in a particular...

Is Modern Life Making People Lonely?

We walk the streets rarely making eye contact with those we brush up against. We zoom along our freeways, only occasionally glancing at the driver beside us. We sit on the metro and hope we don’t need to make conversation. We wave at our neighbors...

Good Luck Deciphering This Academic Gibberish!

There is a special drudgery to much of academic writing these days. If you think some of it is incomprehensible, it is. But to the writer and a select circle, you are too stupid to understand it. So which one is closer to the truth? Back in the...

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