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Fueled by Trust: Why the free-market system doesn’t depend on greed

When most people think of free markets, their first inclinations do not usually fall to their recent trip to the grocery store or to a conversation they had at the farmers market. Many instead characterize free enterprise as an engine of exploitation and inequality...

A Church for the “Nones”

The decline of church attendance among millennials is a framing issue of the modern world, reflective of the changing structure for our society. To understand the drop in church affiliation among millennials, which is viewed as a symptom of the increasing...

A Third Article on Impeachment

The recently concluded impeachment proceedings involving President Donald J. Trump have prompted many opinions and observations, some less valid or less accurate than others. Americans, and indeed all of humanity, display a continual willingness to believe that their...

Rehabilitation Through the Redemption of Labor

How would you feel if everyone knew you by the worst thing you ever did? What if, like a bearer of the scarlet letter, you were marked for scorn and distrusted by the majority of people around you? This is the life of a modern incarcerated individual. As the bearer of...

Something Must Give

“When we fight you, we make sure you can’t get away.” This is the message then-revolutionary leader Mao Tse-tung wanted his enemies to hear. Yet Chiang Kai-shek, the leader of the Chinese Nationalists, found this rival of his to be a fool. A military man with rigid,...

Recoding Choice: How Germline Gene Editing Impacts Conceptions of Freedom

We don’t really have a choice but to assume everyone else has the freedom of choice. Our justice system, our statutes, and our American Dream largely tell of the person who chose to respect or break the social contract and to succeed or fail. But from time immemorial,...