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.
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
The Double Thank You of Gifts and the Market

“Profit is the gift when creation is perfect.”

Ryan Khurana | December 24, 2018
What’s the Most Effective Way to Reduce Poverty?

To help the poor, we should do less.

December 22, 2018
Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

Is Universal Basic Income our only hope, or are there other, better solutions?

December 15, 2018
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.

Ryan Khurana | December 7, 2018
Election Bull, Election Bear
Policies Over Parties

Our stock market isn’t partisan.

Elliot Young | November 29, 2018
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.

Ben Wilterdink | November 22, 2018