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Exposing the Myth of Big Government as an Ally of the Average Person

Exposing the Myth of Big Government as an Ally of the Average Person

March 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: The argument used by liberals since the New Deal is that a bigger federal government is a necessary aid to the poor and average American.  It is as if government and the private economy represent two, mutually opposed constituencies.  The economy serves the rich and powerful, […]

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Amplify Choice: Texas and School Choice

Amplify Choice: Texas and School Choice

February 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Everything is Bigger in Texas: School Choice Should Be, Too. by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: In 2015, the State of Texas is the envy of the rest of the United States. Thanks to its low taxes, a relatively small regulatory system, a limited government, Texas created more than 450,000 in 2014, the highest […]

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Amplify Choice: Supporting School Choice is Being “Pro-Children”

Amplify Choice: Supporting School Choice is Being “Pro-Children”

February 27, 2015 at 10:30 am 1 comment

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: The most enlightening experience in learning about school choice has been visiting a private school and a charter school in Washington DC, as well as a charter school in Texas. Talking with the principals, and most importantly the students, was the best way to understand what these alternatives […]

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National School Choice Week: Five Themes that Helped Me Better Understand the Debate

National School Choice Week: Five Themes that Helped Me Better Understand the Debate

February 26, 2015 at 11:00 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: National School Choice Week took place from January 25 to January 31 this year, and generated more than 11,000 events over the country. The Franklin Center hosted its Amplify Choice conference on January 30-31, a conference I took part in. To be honest, before joining the Franklin Center […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Staying On the Right Track

Detroit’s Revival: Staying On the Right Track

February 17, 2015 at 10:35 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “Maybe we can call this bootstrap nation, […] because Detroit is pulling itself and rising on its own initiative, its own energy, its own determination.” Nolan Finley The goal of the series of posts I wrote on Detroit was to show the positive in what was currently happening […]

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The Right Deal: The Conservative Anti-Poverty Approach

The Right Deal: The Conservative Anti-Poverty Approach

January 29, 2015 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Job creation at every level.  The ability of every parent to choose the school his or her child attends.  A greater mobility for those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.  A reformed and more affordable higher education system.  Targeted tax relief for low-income workers […]

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Stop Punishing Victims: How States Should Respond to Teenage Prostitution

Stop Punishing Victims: How States Should Respond to Teenage Prostitution

January 26, 2015 at 8:35 am 1 comment

by Dianna Muldrow: The criminal justice system is tasked with the critical job of preventing and punishing crime and to further complicate matters the system is expected to do so while fulfilling the more nebulous notion of justice. But how is justice to be reached if the perpetrator is also a […]

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Only Conservatism Can Defend the Middle-Class

Only Conservatism Can Defend the Middle-Class

January 5, 2015 at 8:35 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: A wide array of issues and controversies populate the political terrain, but none are as important as the health and future of the middle class.  A strong middle class has historically stood as a pillar of American society and constitutional democracy.  It gave America its unique […]

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A Conservative Response to Income Inequality

A Conservative Response to Income Inequality

December 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm 3 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Inequality is just a symptom; the real problem is a constricted mobility for lower and middle income households. Throughout the Obama era, the issue of income inequality has been a central tool of political strategizing.  Liberals have used the issue as a sword against conservatives, accusing […]

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The Conservative Economic Message

The Conservative Economic Message

November 20, 2014 at 8:35 am 2 comments

Promising Upward Mobility for Every Step of the Economic Ladder by Prof. Patrick Garry: At the crux of the conservative view of America is the promise of economic mobility and opportunity for individuals at every step of society’s economic ladder.  Given recent economic developments during the Obama era, however, conservatives […]

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