With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse. But are its prospects as rosy as they appear?
Our students are ill-prepared to become voting adults, but the blame shouldn’t be placed squarely on our schools.
For as often as the phrase “history repeats itself” is used, it’s shocking how rare it is for mankind to actually learn from its mistakes.
As we eulogize this beacon of American capitalism, we should also celebrate one of its lesser-known achievements: using markets to combat Jim Crow laws.
If America returned to being an aspirational society, would we see less bickering and more prosperity amongst its citizens?
What happens when your state government gets so big, it tops the charts in terms of individual tax burden?
The U.S. Treasury reports that the federal budget deficit was $779 billion in fiscal 2018. The deficit is caused by spending in excess of tax revenues and is financed by borrowing from foreign and domestic creditors.
A new survey finds that a third of young voters identify with some form of socialism.
In the modern marketplace, today’s “kidtrepreneurs” aren’t just running small-scale businesses anymore—they are well on their way to building commercial empires.
Are we actually more bigoted and discriminatory toward children when we refuse to promote the traditional two-parent family?
Amazon made headlines after it announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move that will impact more than 350,000 of its U.S. employees beginning November 1st.
What is the economic problem that society faces, and how will you help solve it?
Many people assume that to raise wages, big companies must be dragged along by government policy. Amazon’s eye-opening announcement yesterday suggests otherwise.
Sweden has traditionally been portrayed in the US political debate as the epitome of democratic socialism... but would such a system work here?
The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.
With midterm elections approaching, ideological battlegrounds are being staked out — and few carry greater promise of enticing voters than minimum wage policy.
Since I’ve been abroad so long, I’m looking at my homeland through the eyes of a foreigner. Here are five things that jumped out at me right away.
Your first house doesn't have to be your dream house. In fact, there are good reasons it shouldn't be.
On the morning of Nov. 8, 2016, many Americans went to bed confident that Hillary Clinton would be elected the nation’s first female president. Their confidence was driven, in no small part, by a pervasive message that Clinton was ahead in the polls and forecasts leading up to the election.
How did Botswana manage to get out of the poverty trap?
One of the greatest takedowns of the minimum wage you’ll ever find comes from an unlikely place.
Underfunded state pension plans are becoming a pressing problem for state governments. Even a wealthy state like Oregon is moving towards a crisis.
Some students think that America should offer free college education, like Europe. But comparing the two educational system is comparing apples and oranges. The American system, for all its problems, is more open and flexible.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's expensive suit and clothes don't contradict her Socialism. On the contrary, they are perfectly consistent with historical Socialist practice.
It's a whole different game when you're asked to open your wallet...
Between the 1930s and 2008, the world economy experienced five significant economic crises. Although not all impacted the United States directly, they had severe repercussions in the countries affected.
Once the “privileged” sex with many advantages, the American male now seems to be fighting an uphill battle to maintain a fair and reasonable position in society.
After a decades-long career in film, theater, and education, actor Geoffrey Owens decided to take a part-time job as a cashier at Trader Joe’s.