Intellectual Takeout

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Common Sense in Crisis

What has become of "common sense" in modern corporate America? In an age where short-term profits override enduring wisdom, America seems to have lost its way in have a corporate ethics culture that works. In his book Common Sense Business—...

Free Student Seminar: Is College Worth It?

Generations of Americans have been told that college graduates earn more than non-college graduates. This may have been true in 1998, but is it still true in 2018? In Seattle’s booming IT industry 25% of employees don’t have a Bachelor’s! Today’s...

How the Term 'Social Justice Warrior' Became an Insult

Virtually everyone has heard of the term social justice warrior by now. The term has become quite popular the past few years—so big in fact, that the Oxford Dictionary added it to their dictionary in 2015. Most people by now know that when someone...

Is Spanking Harmful? Why Research Hasn’t Given Us a Clear Answer

The spanking debate, in case you have not heard, is over. Or is it?   Contrary to Psychology Today’s pronouncement, arguments over the effectiveness are far from over. Child professionals line up either on either side of the debate, armed...

3 Reasons Kids Are Misbehaving More—and What Parents Can Do About It

A few years ago, I took a summer job working at a local school’s childcare program. I was placed with a group of students grades four through eight. I had a great experience, but I will admit it was not easy. Some of the children had me positively...

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) only 12% of high school seniors are proficient in U.S. History. If that number isn't bad enough, 55% of seniors lack just a basic understanding of U.S....

3 Things You Need to be Friends with People You Disagree With

I spent the past weekend relaxing with old friends. While it was a busy weekend, we had plenty of time to catch up. Over the course of the weekend, we discovered how much we have changed in just a few years. We live very different lives and hold...

What Living in a Single-Sex Dorm Has Taught Me About Men and Women

The college I attend is admittedly not your average college. We have no majors and no minors. We have no professors and no lectures, and I’ve not cracked open a textbook in the entire time I’ve been here. We don’t have many tests at all. (Don’t...

Why It’s Okay That the Constitution Isn’t Perfect

In the current political climate, it’s not that unusual to hear the American Constitution maligned. Despite this fact, I was still surprised to hear the Constitution referred to in an article as a “janky” and “antiquated” document which is...

Les Miserables: What Permit Patty's Outburst Can Teach Us About Mercy

Meet Permit Patty (real name: Allison Ettel), the allegedly racist and anti-entrepreneur terror of the streets. She was recently recorded calling the cops on an 8-year old. Within hours, Permit Patty’s face was all over the internet. She admitted...

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