Archive: Catalyst

Avatar 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.
The Minimum Wage Debate
Does a minimum wage really work to combat poverty and reduce income inequality?
March 16, 2019
March 9, 2019
California’s Housing Crisis
Is the Tech Sector to Blame?
Rather than scapegoating the tech sector, we should look towards state policy and building regulations.
March 2, 2019
Is America Ready for Democratic Socialism?
Free college, single-payer healthcare, guaranteed jobs, and more! But what's the pricetag?
February 23, 2019
Federal Student Loans
How Well Does the Program Actually Work?
Are we bound to the federal student loan model, or is there another way?
February 16, 2019
Does Taxing the Rich Really Work to Improve Equality?
In the name of "fairness" and "equality", many in power propose heavily taxing the rich in order to redistribute their wealth to those among us who are less fortunate. But does this policy actually meet its desired end? Click through to find out!
February 8, 2019
California Considers Banning Flavored Tobacco Products
A Policy That Would Do More Harm than Good
Bans affect people who aren’t part of the problem and risk unintended consequences of encouraging a return to less healthy substitutes.
February 4, 2019
The California Golden Fleece Award is Announced!
The California Golden Fleece® Awards expose waste, fraud, and abuse in California government, and this quarter, the California Department of Motor Vehicles wins the dishonor!
February 2, 2019
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