What Creates Wealth?

What Creates Wealth?

Why are some countries rich and some countries poor? Is it access to natural resources? Is it tax policy? A motivated work force? These are important, but not determinative. The answer is deceptively simple – it’s what’s in our heads: knowledge. Thus, the surest way...
Free Enterprise is About More Than Money

Free Enterprise is About More Than Money

Many people equate the concept of free enterprise solely with making money.  Social Scientist Arthur Brooks explains that while money alone can’t buy happiness (as we see with many lottery winners) the personal satisfaction that comes from earned success...
Tips on getting our civic mojo back

Tips on getting our civic mojo back

Ronald Reagan’s farewell address offered some timeless advice on preserving American culture. In a nutshell, it’s this: just feeling good about the country (which for the most part people did during his Presidency) isn’t enough – that what we...
If Not the Government, then who?

If Not the Government, then who?

It’s sort of a trick question. As Thomas Jefferson said: “We in America do not have government by majority. We have government by majority who participate.” (He’s not in the video, but would have enjoyed it)