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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.
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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
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Fostering Learning through Video Games

Across the United States, educators are finding ways to incorporate new technologies into their classrooms. But technology-based learning should be taking place at home as well.

Kristiana Bolzman | February 1, 2019
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Genetics-Based Medicine can Save Millions of Lives and Billions of Dollars

The wider use of genetic testing to improve the prescribing of medicine has the potential to revolutionize medicine, improve countless lives, and finally bend that cost curve.

Ross Marchand | January 31, 2019
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Income Share Agreements and the Future of Education

The recent funding round of Lambda School indicates that a change in education might finally be upon us.

Ryan Khurana | January 28, 2019
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An Economic Engine That Escapes Millennials
America’s Missing Entrepreneurs

If we are to remain the world’s most innovative economy, then it’s time for millennials to assume a greater role in that innovation.

Luka Ladan | January 25, 2019
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Straight Talk on Privacy and Legal Harm

Individuals may not like that platforms have figured out how to monetize data, but that lack of “liking” is far from a legal injury.

Jonathon Hauenschild | January 24, 2019
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Genetic Testing can Revolutionize Health Care…FDA Permitting

Empowering consumers will improve health outcomes and save lives while driving healthcare costs down.

Ross Marchand | January 22, 2019
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Two Ways Atlanta Can Legalize a Bigger, Better Midtown

Aligning existing zoning with future plans is a political choice for Atlanta policymakers.

Nick Zaiac | January 21, 2019
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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