Cal Newport is the author of two of the most influential non-fiction books of the past decade, So Good They Can’t Ignore You and Deep Work. Recently, he recommended the delightful 1910 book How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by the Englishman Arnold Bennett. While Newport’s work focuses on how to improve our … Continue reading You Are Here 5 Strategies for Using Time More Effectively
The moral argument for universal healthcare is simple: more people receiving medical care means fewer preventable deaths. If universal healthcare, such as single-payer, leads to less death, then it is obviously the superior moral choice. Politicians like Bernie Sanders will go a step further and claim that Republican legislation, in fact, kills people by reducing … Continue reading If American Healthcare Kills, European Healthcare Kills More
Katharine H.S. Moon, Wellesley College Those who want to end North Korea’s nuclear threats often point to China as the sole actor who could save the day by making Kim Jong-Un and his regime stand down. Beijing provides about 90 percent of imports that North Koreans rely on, mainly food and oil. So, the argument … Continue reading Don’t rely on China: North Korea won’t kowtow to Beijing
Despite popular opinion, it must be acknowledged that America and the West were once culturally Christian. That doesn't mean that the government was absolutely Christian, but rather that cultural values were most often shaped by Christian ethics and metaphysics, and that they even shaped the laws of the land. Our national holidays have always been around … Continue reading Will Christianity be Driven Back into the Catacombs?
When I was about 10 years old, a friend and I attended a summer program for kids. One of the activities involved making a small wooden footstool. We were both quite thrilled with the project, but my friend grew less thrilled when she discovered that one of the adults saw it as his duty to … Continue reading You Are Here Why Children Should Learn to Use Power Tools
Last Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The date intentionally coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action, which saw the French anti-poverty campaigner Father Joseph Wresinski ask the international community, in front of 100,000 Parisians, to “strive to eradicate extreme poverty”. To mark … Continue reading The World’s Poorest Are Getting Richer Faster than Anyone Else
In the latest edition of the Cato Journal, economist Bryan Roberts argues that immigration enforcement has significantly diminished the flow of illegal immigrants across the Southwest border. Contra Roberts, sociologist Doug Massey argues that border enforcement had virtually no impact on the flow of unlawful immigrants prior to 2010. This post takes a slightly different approach and uses additional sources … Continue reading More visas reduce illegal immigration