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On The Road to Ever-More Government Control

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On The Road to Ever-More Government Control

A California county recently banned fast-food restaurants from including toys in their kids’ meals. The goal of this new ban is to reduce rampant obesity in today’s youth by breaking “the link between unhealthy food and prizes.” On the face of it, the effects of this ban seem trivial: so what if there are no […]

Essay Contest on the Moral Foundations of Capitalism

The recent financial crisis has commonly been blamed on capitalism. Ruthless greed for profits, many say, led the financiers on Wall Street to carry out careless business practices that fattened their pockets but harmed those of us on Main Street. But is capitalism really that- a merciless system that allows a few individuals to step […]

The Unselfish Actions of Today’s “Selfish” Men

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The Unselfish Actions of Today’s “Selfish” Men

Selfishness requires consideration for the long-range consequences of one’s actions. Over the past year, we have seen many highly-publicized instances of people being caught acting dishonestly. Investor Bernie Madoff was caught running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of billions. Golfer Tiger Woods admitted to engaging in more than a dozen affairs over the course […]

Mandatory Insurance, Shoddy Results

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Mandatory Insurance, Shoddy Results

In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick praises his state’s health care program as the right model for the entire nation to adopt. In 2006, Massachusetts passed a health care reform law that required all of its citizens to purchase health insurance. The state set up an agency to […]

It’s Not Stealing Because I Don’t Want It to Be

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It’s Not Stealing Because I Don’t Want It to Be

When stripped of rationalizations, file sharing is clearly an act of theft. When Boston University grad student Joel Tenenbaum was recently charged for illegally downloading and distributing thirty songs, he did not express remorse.  Instead, he likened the situation to underage drinking, saying, “I don’t regret drinking underage in college, even though I got busted […]

Misleading Facts in the Health Care Debate

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Misleading Facts in the Health Care Debate

President Obama and those who espouse his proposals for health care reform often present seemingly compelling arguments for why the government should dig its fangs deeper into medicine. They argue that the quality of care in America is far below that of Canada and Britain, and that citizens of those nations live longer precisely because […]

A Misinformed Public?

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A Misinformed Public?

Across the country, people have been vehemently protesting Obama’s proposal for health care reform.  Thousands have gathered at town hall meetings to show their representatives that they oppose Congress’s plan to completely overhaul healthcare in America.  Representatives in favor of the current proposals insist that the protests are due to  “people  just getting information that’s flat […]

Can We Be Brainwashed?

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Can We Be Brainwashed?

Recently President Obama signed into effect a historic piece of legislation that greatly affects the tobacco industry and its customers.  The bill, which President Obama eagerly signed, finally subjugates the tobacco industry to the dictates of the FDA. The FDA now has the authority to regulate the tobacco industry with impunity.  It can dictate the […]

The Cost of Being Too Good

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The Cost of Being Too Good

At a time when many companies are struggling to stay profitable, the world’s largest computer processor manufacturer recorded a net profit of $1 billion in its second quarter. Despite this impressive feat, however, the corporation reported a quarterly loss of $398 million, the first loss it has experienced in 21 years. What accounts for the […]

Thug Rule in Washington

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Thug Rule in Washington

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis has sparked controversy in his recent testimony to regulators. Lewis has revealed that he was threatened, by then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Chairman of the Fed Ben Bernanke, to buy Merrill Lynch, a company drowning in financial losses of billions of dollars. Lewis explained that Paulson and Bernanke presented […]

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