Intellectual Takeout

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10 Thought-Provoking Things Einstein Actually Said

The name “Einstein” has become synonymous with “genius. As a result, something said by Albert Einstein carries a tremendous amount of weight with most people.    The other side of this coin, however, is that many quotes have been...

Oct. 7 Webinar: Character in Education

We all know that education is incredibly important. But is there more to it than simply the three Rs? Absolutely. One of the components that is often discussed by the public, but not always addressed in schools is character development. For that...

Do Government Employees Make More Than You?

Have you ever wondered how your salary and benefits match up with those of other professions? The Bureau of Economic Analysis tracks such information, and the folks at the Cato Institute have put it in the following, easy-to-understand chart. One...

America's Coming Demographic Storm

A storm’s coming. A demographic storm. Today news outlets are reporting that a record 94,610,000 Americans are not in the labor force. According to the AP, “The proportion of adults either with a job or looking for one is at a 38-year low,”...

What Plutarch Had to Say about Tiger Moms

Let’s admit it: Tiger Moms are both intimidating and impressive. Impressive because they take their children to great heights; intimidating because many feel they can never live up to the same drive, energy, and standards that Tiger Moms expect....

If You Want a Job, These are the 10 Worst Majors to Pursue

Last night’s Facebook post touched upon the pitfalls of following your passion when it comes to a college major. As many know from experience, studying what you want does not always result in your desired salary, and it may very well result in no...

Well, This 1835 Warning to America Was on Target

A passage from Alexis de Tocqueville's 1835 classic Democracy in America. It's from chapter 6 entitled "What Sort Of Despotism Democratic Nations Have To Fear": "I seek to trace the novel features under which despotism may appear in...

We Need More Entrepreneurial Children Like This One

From the time they are toddlers, many American children are inserted into organized activities. They are taught from the earliest stages how to fit into a mold and play according to the rules of systems constructed by others.   As a result,...

Other Things Have a Purpose... Why Not Human Beings?

In the relativist climate of our postmodern world, it's becoming more typical to believe that human beings have no single, ultimate purpose - that "purpose" is something purely determined by the will of each individual.  But in the ...

Why Modern America Might Have the Most Equality It Ever Had

We hear a lot about equality these days: equality in income, education, marriage, gender, race, class – the list could go on. Judging by many of the complaints which come from various interest groups, one would assume that the inequality of...

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