The growing gap between CEO and median worker pay is often cited as evidence of capitalism run amok. Free market critics claim it’s yet more evidence capitalism is corrupt and must be ended as soon as possible. But this mindset misunderstands the market forces governing CEO pay, and it’s also, at its core, a moral … Continue reading Is Rising CEO Pay Immoral?
Every once in awhile, a film comes along that you can’t stop thinking about long after the credits roll. Miss Virginia is such a movie. With superb acting and heart-wrenching emotion, it features the true story of Virginia Walden Ford, a Washington, DC, mom who simply wanted better education options for her child and who … Continue reading “Miss Virginia” Shows the Dilemma Many Lower-Income Families Face on Schooling
On June 1 of next year, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will mark the centennial of a catastrophe—an entirely man-made one. More specifically, an entirely thought-made one. It will be very painful to acknowledge. In its immediate aftermath, in fact, Tulsans of a few generations ago tried hard to ignore and forget it. But you … Continue reading The Tulsa Race Massacre: A Mindless Rage of Collectivist Groupthink
Politicians are known for telling voters how bad things are. It’s a refrain that never seems to change regardless of the actual economic condition of a nation or community, and it’s practiced by those on both the political left and right. "The average American is working longer hours for lower wages," Senator Bernie Sanders is … Continue reading 5 Stats That Show American Workers Are More Prosperous Than Ever
The following is an article by Craig Cesal, a federal prisoner sentenced to life without the possibility of parole as a first-time offender convicted of conspiring to distribute marijuana. "I sentence you to a term of natural life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole." These were the words I heard in the months after the … Continue reading I Was Sentenced to Life Without Parole for a Non-Violent First Drug Offense
Imagine being born an African-American in Louisiana two years after the end of slavery. Imagine being born a woman in a Victorian era, widowed at the age of 16. Imagine working as a laundress for most of your young life, with a(nother) husband discouraging you from your entrepreneurial dreams. Then imagine losing most of your … Continue reading How the First Female African-American Millionaire Turned Adversity Into Advantage
In the pursuit of a communist society, many Marxist-Leninist authors have written about the new kind of person who will create this society. This new human being will be a stark contrast to the kind of person that existed in a capitalist system. Once these capitalist chains are removed, mankind will soar to new heights, … Continue reading Waiting for a Communist Superman: The Intellectual Roots of Socialism’s “New Man”