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Binders Full of Women: The Philosophy Breaking the Business Ladder

The idea that women as a class suffer from discrimination fails to see women as individuals, just as Romney’s comments crudely characterized individual women as nothing but names in a binder.

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The Right to Light: Don’t Let Washington Ban the Incandescent Bulb

The motive behind the [light bulb] ban exhibits the same collectivist paternalism seen in Anthem. As a consequence, the ban will curtail our freedom to decide what is best for our lives.

Is There an ‘I’ in Team?

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Is There an ‘I’ in Team?

  The world celebrates sports, particularly team sports. Soccer matches are so contentious in Europe that it’s not uncommon for riots to break out over the game’s outcome. In the United States, football has arguably eclipsed baseball as America’s national pastime. Beyond the entertainment value itself, many see special value in the teamwork epitomized in […]

Help Wanted: “Difference” a Plus

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Help Wanted: “Difference” a Plus

Corporate America was once criticized for its alleged culture of conformity and tacit support of “glass ceilings” preventing minority advancement.  Now, a day hardly goes by in any corporate setting without mention of the importance of “diversity.”  Nearly all major companies name diversity as among the central values of their corporate philosophies—PepsiCo strives to “Win […]

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The Collectivist Club: Campus Clubs and the Need to Belong

Thousands of college freshmen across America wandered the tables of campus club fairs this fall. Many, staring at the sea of brightly colored posters, felt a pressure to find a niche–to adopt an identity by the act of joining a club, a religion, or a frat that advertises an identity ready-made for adoption. There is […]

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“Buy American” is UN-American

According to a recent poll, 80% of Americans think it their patriotic duty to give preference to American-made products. But “Buy American” is wholly un-American in both its economics and its philosophy. America’s distinction among all the nations of the world is that it enshrined political and economic freedom. Although we have departed greatly from […]