Category Archives: Social Change

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to those of you who celebrate the adoption of the US Declaration of Independence. I’m reminded of how US founding was viewed in Europe whenever I read parts of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, I’m reminded that (as … Continue reading

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Is Your State in the Top 5?

The “Economic Freedom of North America“ (PDF) report was recently released.  Who are the big winners?  Who fills out the bottom of the chart?  Why should I care? Here are the results–where’s your state? Economic Freedom Rankings & Scores for the … Continue reading

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The Tradeoffs With Detailed Rules

This quote from The Science of Success shows one of the dangers of detailed rules: When detailed rules or instructions are necessary, they must be judged against those general rules already established through a process of discovery as best enabling a … Continue reading

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Arguments For And Against

Have you seen this video about prosperity and it’s relationship with economic freedom? I and a few colleagues give a presentation that is basically this video with a lot more detail. We frequently get the following four critiques. How would … Continue reading

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Why We Support Economic Freedom

Check out this new video that succinctly describes the general argument about why economic freedom leads to prosperity for the most people.  Please share with your friends! In our About Us section, we try to lay out where we’re coming from … Continue reading

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Debt Ceilings

An interesting video about a somewhat confusing topic–the debt ceiling (more history of the issue here).  Personally, I like the emphasis on how debt is an effect (not a cause), and how the root of the issue stems from spending … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Missions as Profits

This HBR.org blog post makes an interesting observation: “Mission” for nonprofits is the same as “profits” for private sector companies. In the private sector, corporations achieve their goals by carefully designing business operations that are reflected in a budget and … Continue reading

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