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Stimulus Doesn’t Stimulate, It Redistributes

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Stimulus Doesn’t Stimulate, It Redistributes

As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to pour massive amounts of stimulus money into the economy, some European governments have—in a move quite out of character—started to call for austerity measures in regard to government expenditures. Spain’s government has recently changed its position from one of increasing government stimulus, to one of reducing […]

Campus Media Response: What Violates a Right?

Campus Media Response: What Violates a Right?

In a recent article entitled “Investing in Evil” University of Chicago student Craig Johnson condemns his college for sanctioning investment in what he calls “institution[s] with blatantly unacceptable and even illegal practices.” Johnson goes on to describe what he sees as a remedy for the situation, but the most interesting aspect of his article is […]

The High Cost of Bad Ideas

The High Cost of Bad Ideas

Arizona is reportedly researching how much it will cost taxpayers to prosecute every case of illegal immigration under a “zero tolerance” policy. So far, the task appears hopelessly daunting: [T]o prosecute these misdemeanors, Arizona would need to have a federal criminal justice system twice the size of the rest of the country. No one has […]

Campus Media Response: Break Free From Unchosen “Ties That Bind”

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Campus Media Response: Break Free From Unchosen “Ties That Bind”

In a piece called “Ayn Rand is an Adolescent Sociopath”, Eli Gottlieb of the UMass/Amherst Daily Collegianwrote: In recent times, American society has brought forth one of the most bizarre ideological aberrations that I’ve ever seen: the radical individualist. This person not only considers himself so special that he should have no obligations to anything […]

Campus Media Response: Capitalism: The Best Foreign Aid There Is

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Campus Media Response: Capitalism: The Best Foreign Aid There Is

“Food aid policies are in desperate need of reform,” reads the subtitle to Harvard student Thomas Hwang’s recent article in The Harvard Crimson. Hwang makes the argument that the current system of food aid is actually detrimental to the poverty-stricken nations it aims to help, particularly because it helps brutal regimes to stay in power: […]

Campus Media Response: Freedom: The Best Way to Cope With Climate Change

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Campus Media Response: Freedom: The Best Way to Cope With Climate Change

Observing a recent debate over global warming, Princeton student Miriam Geronimus criticizes the debate as distracting from more important things: Important issues remain to be settled — for example, whether 350 parts per million of atmospheric carbon dioxide or 450 ppm is the tipping point; what organisms are well adapted to survive climate change; and […]

Campus Media Response: What Should the Tea Party Stand For?

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Campus Media Response: What Should the Tea Party Stand For?

University of Illinois student Stephen Spector recently published an op-ed that chides the Tea Party, somewhat condescendingly, for having no clear political principles. Spector’s claim is that the essence of the Tea Party is discontent with the way things are now: Your party’s catalog of blunders is as infelicitous as it is lengthy. Your fumbling […]

Campus Media Response: Picket for Privatizing Universities!

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Campus Media Response: Picket for Privatizing Universities!

In a recent piece in Berkeley’s Daily Californian, Robert R. King urges his peers not to attend recent protests against cuts to higher education funding in California. He suggests that students might actually help solve the underlying problem behind the California budget crisis by making an effort to “concentrate on our studies so we can […]

Campus Media Response: Let the Free Market Guide Choices for Higher Education

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Campus Media Response: Let the Free Market Guide Choices for Higher Education

With classes starting up again, President Obama took the opportunity to state his vision for the future of American higher education in an article published in several college newspapers. He writes: “So we are making college more affordable, gearing the education you receive to the demands of a global economy, and taking steps to lift […]

Campus Media Response: Tea Partiers Need to Upgrade Their Moral Code

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Campus Media Response: Tea Partiers Need to Upgrade Their Moral Code

Writing in the Harvard Crimson, Luis Martinez recently offered a sober analysis of the prospects for victory by “Tea Party” candidates in the upcoming November elections. Martinez notes how the Tea Partiers, who originally organized around economic issues and the demand to limit government spending, have now become distracted by infighting over “social issues” like […]

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