Emma Nyhof is a senior at Hope College, majoring in economics and psychology. Ms. Nyhof’s Young Scholars research will investigate how behavioral economic theory may explain some of the decision-making surrounding the “benefits cliff”—the high effective marginal tax rates faced by benefits program participants when they increase their work hours.
On September 28, 2018, Values & Capitalism hosted its fifth annual Fall Summit at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Each year, Values & Capitalism brings together around 100 students and professors from schools across the country to hear from leading experts
Dr. Elizabeth Corey, associate professor of political science and director of the Honors Program at Baylor University, has been named the Values & Capitalism Visiting Professor for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Values & Capitalism Weekend Honors Program, taking place on November 9–11.
AEI’s Values & Capitalism initiative is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018–2019 V&C Young Scholar Awards.
“Those who hate gardening need a theory,” wrote Polish philosopher and academic Leszek Kolakowski. “Not to garden without a theory is a shallow, unworthy way of life.”
America’s retreat from the global stage under the Trump administration is a startling departure from Washington’s traditional post-World War II foreign policy. Once a leading advocate for democracy, free trade, and international cooperation, the U.S. now watches from the sidelines
When I consider today’s intellectual climate, I cannot help but think of the fable of blind men and an elephant. Each man forms judgments based on the feel of a particular portion of the elephant, resulting in varying theories about whether the object is a snake, massive tree, or a spear.
Compromise is really hard. Trust me, my entire summer has been spent studying how to better facilitate it, even when it is a moralized issue. When a position becomes connected to one’s fundamental sense of right and wrong, a moralized issue is created.