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The Price of Health

Pharmaceutical companies in the United States have contributed to the enduring crisis of overpriced prescription drugs. The absence of free market competition has granted almost exclusive market control to a handful of pharmaceutical monopolies. These monopolies...

Insufficient Activism

What happens when a divisive social issue confronts a politically interested, principled and zealous person? He or she becomes motivated or is told to act. “Get out there. Sign a petition. Rally at their front door. Spread the word. Do something.” This advice appeals...

Pursuing Equal Opportunity: Disparities are Not the Enemy

Reducing economic inequality has been at the top of the political agenda in recent years. It is nearly impossible to scroll through a newsreel without fear-inducing articles bombarding you with claims that we are nearing the end of times brought on by ever-expanding...

The Untapped Potential of Storytelling

“Only by myth-making, only by becoming a ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man ascribe to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall.”  This statement, made by J.R.R. Tolkien in conversation with C.S. Lewis, is a bold one. How can story-telling be a...

Pursuing Equal Opportunity: Equality in the 21st Century

John Locke, in outlining some of the key philosophies that guided our Founding Fathers in their creation of the American state, claimed that the role of government was to preserve the free, equal, and independent nature of mankind. At the time of writing, the idea of...

Beauty Over Utility

In his 2009 documentary “the late Roger Scruton said, “If you consider only utility, the things you build will soon be useless. . .. Nobody has a use for it because nobody wants to be in it.” A myopic vision toward utility alone seems to be a crime in itself when...