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Are Universities Ruining Students?
These Authors Say ‘Yes’
One of the more interesting books I read in 2018 was Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.
Art Carden | January 11, 2019
If Teen Vaping Is Bad, the Alternative Is Worse
The FDA’s efforts to reduce teen vaping rates will likely result in worse health outcomes by prompting teens to switch to smoking cigarettes.
Raymond J. March | January 9, 2019
A Bitter Tax to Swallow
A Sin Tax Takes its Toll in Philadelphia
With conflicting goals, certain government programs become dependent on citizens indulging in less than healthy behavior.
Ben Wilterdink | January 8, 2019
Native Americans Deserve Better Than Socialized Medicine
Socialized medicine in America has failed, and we need more of a free-market, not less.
Ross Marchand | 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.
Anil Niraula | 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
Revive For-Profit Higher Education
Competition Boosts Choices and Opportunities
American higher education benefits from competition and diversity of its schools.
Richard Vedder | December 21, 2018
Evaporating Vaping Options
The FDA Moves to Regulate Away Consumer Choices
Stringent regulations on the e-cigarette market to come.
Raymond J. March | December 20, 2018
Alleviating California’s Housing Crisis
Take Two
The political response to California’s worsening housing shortage stands as one of the highest-stakes debates in modern American policymaking.
Nick Zaiac | December 18, 2018