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.
Seventeen years after Pearl Harbor the United States presided over a stable world order and a robust, growing economy. Seventeen years after 9/11, the United States looks weaker and poorer while the world looks less stable.
It has been ten years since Lehmann Brothers investment bank collapsed. This set off the banking crisis which led to a world wide recession. These three movies give good insight into what happened, why and the consequences.
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.
The news of the day of the might give the impression that the world is getting worse every hour. But that may not be the case.
Who profits from the dismantling of the black family in the United States? Somebody does. Who profits from the collapse of the white working class family? Somebody does.
What kind of twisted mindset demands obedience from others? A mindset that loves power.
In a recent Reuters interview, Trump outspokenly criticized Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, for “raising interest rates.”
The question is, will the rest of America do the same?
If I wanted to keep poor people poor, there are several government policies I would favor. Let's count them down.
Plastic straws are now in the cross hairs of various levels of government. What leads to this American political culture of bans, restrictions and controls from above?