Brittany Hunter

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School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

Winter is coming, and colder temperatures mean that our coats and scarves have been pulled from their summer resting places and put to good use once more. But if you’re a parent in the United Kingdom, you might want to think twice before you send...

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

"If it moves, tax it." That’s government’s eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, “If it amuses, tax it.” A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their...

Kanye West's Private Firefighting Is a Force for Good

Kanye West is no stranger to public controversy. Arguably, his career has thrived on it. But unlike his previous squabbles, West is currently being attacked not for his typical outlandish commentary but for using private firefighters to help protect...

Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming to an End

Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental censorship and account purges. What began with the ban of Alex Jones last summer has since escalated to include the...

John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018): Remembering America's Most Courageous Teacher

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of a revolutionary educator, John Taylor Gatto. Gatto spent nearly 30 years as a teacher in the infamously rough New York City public school system. He was awarded New York City Teacher of the Year...

Subprime Loans Are Back, Proving We Have Learned Nothing from 2008

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. This year marks a decade since the housing crisis rocked the American economy to its core. Its implications...

When Sears Used the Market to Combat Jim Crow

After 125 years in business, Sears has filed for bankruptcy and may soon be closing its doors forever. This has elicited strong emotions, as Sears has been an integral part of America’s commercial history. But just like Blockbuster and Toys R Us, it...

Forget Lemonade Stands, These 'Kidtrepreneurs' Are Running Million-Dollar Companies

When most of us think of child entrepreneurs, our minds conjure up pictures of neighborhood lemonade stands and summer lawn mowing gigs. But in the modern marketplace, today’s “kidtrepreneurs” aren’t just running small-scale businesses anymore—they...

Is Amazon’s Minimum Wage Move a Political Ploy?

Amazon made headlines yesterday 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. This decision came in the wake of harsh criticisms claiming...

Amish Uber Shows that Entrepreneurship is Contagious

The ridesharing economy seems to know no bounds. From bike-sharing to platforms that pair riders with drivers who accept cryptocurrency to the most recent trend of motorized scooters, there seems to be something for everyone. But now, this...

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