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Economy & Jobs: An economy based on mutually beneficial exchange is the cornerstone of our modern world. Creating an environment in which individuals are able to use their talents, interests, and skills to create value for others is essential to ensuring a truly inclusive economy that recognizes the full dignity and worth of the human person. Catalyst explores how these ideas function in our current culture and highlights ideas to improve the status quo.
Education: Without question, learning about the world and developing one's potential is the key to success in our modern world. But the current cookie-cutter approach to education ignores the different strengths, needs, and goals of today's students. Only by challenging the status quo and rethinking the rigidity of traditional educational pathways will today's students have the opportunity to achieve their true potential. By focusing on the needs and capabilities of individuals, Catalyst explores how education is being adapted to fit our modern age.
Healthcare: Overpriced and underperforming, it's no secret that America's healthcare system is in desperate need of an overhaul. However, new advances in medical and information technology are revolutionizing the way consumers search for and receive healthcare. Rather than continuing to rely on mandates and restrictions, introducing choice and flexibility will ensure that the needs of individuals are met. Catalyst explores these transformational developments and outlines ways in which to best serve individuals and families by restoring their decision-making power and increasing their options.
Housing: Moving to take advantage of new and better opportunities has always been part of the American pioneer spirit. Today, however, far too many people find themselves stuck in place and less able to fully pursue their aspirations. Even as technology makes the production of new homes cheaper and faster, public policy choices have made housing ever more expensive and unavailable. Catalyst explores how policies can be changed and technology leveraged to ensure that housing is affordable and responsive to the needs of the next generation of Americans seeking opportunity.
Privacy: The right to privacy is an essential component of liberty whose legal tradition can be traced back centuries. In today's digital and interconnected world, the platforms and context in which we exercise our right to privacy has certainly changed, but its significance has not. Catalyst highlights threats to the privacy of individuals and offers creative solutions to ensure that no person is forced to have private information made public.
Less Ownership
Will a Culture with Less Property be a Challenge for Millennials?

Americans own less stuff. From physical property to intangibles, Americans, especially millennials, are increasingly becoming renters instead of owners, which could be troubling news.

The Many Facets of Privacy
How to Think About Privacy in Today’s Data-Driven World

It is not evil for a technology company to use the information you voluntarily share with them.

Should Chicago Officials Have the Power to Stop Development Projects?

The power to approve or disapprove of particular projects is a power to determine property rights for landowners.

Nick Zaiac | December 3
Election Bull, Election Bear
Policies Over Parties

Our stock market isn’t partisan.

You’re Putting Grandma…Where?!
How Innovation is Improving Nursing Homes Across the Country

If states committed to lifting moratoriums on state-wide bed counts and made it easier for new providers to set-up shop, the elderly and disabled could finally have a shot to have more fulfilling lives.

Give In to the Cliché
Be Thankful at Thanksgiving

A self-conscious gratitude is our best option if we truly want to preserve all that we have.

The FDA Loosens the Rules on Saving Lives
A Good Step, but Much More is Needed

To give the terminally ill the best chance, greater access to experimental medication is needed.

Improving Education
Spending Better vs. Spending More

The U.S. must stop pouring more tax dollars into a failing education system.