Archive: Catalyst

Catalyst brings non-partisan, market-based, and community-oriented solutions to young professionals. Focusing on five issue areas, housing, healthcare, education, privacy, and economy, we offer a welcoming community with timely information, new ideas, and practical tools to inspire individuals to become agents of change.
What Has Driven the Dramatic Reduction in Poverty Worldwide?
Extreme poverty has been dramatically reduced over the past century, but what's behind this reduction? Take our quiz to find out.
January 19, 2019
Should the U.S. Adopt Universal Basic Income?
With job displacement seemingly growing closer with each advancement in AI, it's a question we'll likely have to answer.
January 16, 2019
Act Now to Keep Housing Affordable
As housing prices rise in Salt Lake City, so too does the cost of living, making it more difficult for businesses to attract employees.
January 15, 2019
January 12, 2019
True or False: How Much Does the NSA Really Spy on You?
Despite the supposed limits imposed by the 2015 USA Freedom Act, in 2017, the NSA acquired data from over 534 million calls & texts. Take our quiz to learn how.
January 11, 2019
Education Spending
How much do we spend and where does that money actually go?
The United States spends more on K-12 education than most countries. But it directs one of the smallest percentages of funding to classroom teachers, according to a new international report.
January 3, 2019
Happy New Year!
From All of Us at Catalyst
As we toss the empty champagne bottles and say goodbye to 2018, it’s time to start thinking about what the new year will bring—aside from the multitude of would-be presidential candidates jockeying for attention.
January 1, 2019
Machines Won’t Steal Your Job
But Might Revamp Your Skill Sets
Despite concerns over AI and automation, human labor will only become more valuable.
December 31, 2018
What’s the Most Effective Way to Reduce Poverty?
To help the poor, we should do less.
December 22, 2018
NIMBY or YIMBY?
Would you support or oppose denser housing developments?
December 19, 2018