Andrew Berryhill

Andrew Berryhill

Alcuin Fellow

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Andrew Berryhill is an Alcuin Fellow at Intellectual Takeout and a rising senior at Hillsdale College majoring in economics. Andrew has interned on Capitol Hill and was a research fellow for Hillsdale's economics department. In his spare time, he enjoys practicing the violin and playing golf.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why California Cities Are Becoming Unlivable

In July, the mayor of San Francisco frankly stated that poverty in the city is so bad, that “there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen.” And it’s not just her – the local NBC investigative unit found a “dangerous mix of drug needles,...

The Top 1% Have 40% of America’s Wealth: Is This a Problem?

A 2017 study found that 66 percent of Democrats view economic inequality as a “very big” problem, and 93 percent believe it to be at least a “moderately big” problem. And it’s not just the public – politicians like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth...

Could Britain-Style Healthcare Work in America?

The Democrat Party has been shifting to the left on healthcare. A recent Gallup poll found that nearly 70 percent of Democrats favor a single-payer system.  But the same poll found that when given the choice of “Favor,” “Oppose,” or “Don’t know...

3 Things Economics Major Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Totally Wrong About Economics

A common criticism of Bernie Sanders is that “he doesn’t know anything about economics.” If only he had studied economics in college, some say, he would realize how destructive and illogical socialism is. However, if progressive heroine Alexandria...

Another California City is Trying a Universal Basic Income: Will it Work?

Starting in 2019, the city of Stockton will join San Francisco and Oakland in testing a “Universal Basic Income” (UBI) program that could eventually be expanded to a state or national level. The official website for the initiative explains...

Elon Musk and the Excessive Adoration of Technology Visionaries

Elon Musk is one of the most admired men in America. He founded Tesla, SpaceX, and numerous other entrepreneurial ventures that have captured the public’s hearts and imaginations. Who wouldn’t get excited about spaceships and the possibility of...

Alexander De Tocqueville on Why America Has No More Statesmen

When you think of American statesmen, you likely think of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. They led America through periods of political chaos and enormous uncertainty when few others could.  Many long for statesmen...

Denmark’s New “Ghetto” Policies: A Desperate Push for Cultural Assimilation of Muslims?

Denmark, like most other Western European nations, has largely failed to assimilate Muslim immigrants into its remarkably homogenous society, where nearly 90% of residents are of Danish descent.  But now Denmark’s government has decided to...

Rights and Political Revolution: When is Violence Justified?

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his planned retirement from the Court, progressives around the country expressed despair and panic. Many lamented how landmark Court decisions such as Roe v. Wade could be overturned. A common...

Ban Burqas? Don't be Too Hasty

The Netherlands parliament recently banned facial coverings (including burqas and niqabs) in some public place. But isn’t such a ban a direct attack on Muslims and their religious freedom?   That depends on which side you talk to. As one...

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