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Staff Favorites: Week of April 16th

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Staff Favorites: Week of April 16th

  • Oh, how prescient and wise was Benjamin Franklin  This is a fantastic essay dissecting Franklin’s beliefs about the press in a free society. This topic is particularly salient today, because, as the author, Arthur Milikh reminds us, “the quality of our press will decide the fate of our civilization.” ~ Assistant Editor Ross Dubberly
  • A good and sober look at the usefulness of the income inequality measure from Forbes that is so often referred to as a reason for the wrongs of capitalism, institutional racism, the need for a larger government, and you name it. ~ Editor-in-Chief Nick Geeslin
  • A brief but illuminating piece from the late, syndicated columnist, Joseph Sobran of National Review about the importance of reading the classics~ Assistant Editor Ross Dubberly
  • Worried about high college costs? Mary Kate Cary explains the government’s role in rising college costs. Of course, the government is also to blame for the soon-to-pop student loan bubble as well. ~ Editor-in-Chief Nick Geeslin
  • Are we on the brink of war with North Korea? Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institute gives his thoughts in this piece from the Boston Globe~ Assistant Editor Ross Dubberly
  • “Director of Entitlement and Budget Policy for the Heartland Institute, Senior Advisor for Entitlement Reform and Budget Policy at the National Tax Limitation Foundation, General Counsel for the American Civil Rights Union, and Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis” Peter Ferrara enlightens Forbes readers on the government’s significantly integral role in creating the Financial Crisis via poor monetary policy under Bush 43’s presidency as well as Clinton administration’s misguided policy to increase home ownership in the U.S. ~ Editor-in-Chief Nick Geeslin
  • Andrew McCarthy addresses the Obama administration’s disturbing actions with regard to the intelligence community and his political enemies. ~ Assistant Editor Ross Dubberly

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