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Culture & Society: Reaching beyond politics and policy, into the art and community that shape us, is important for both understanding and changing the social landscape. Engaging with the themes and assumptions embedded in art and popular culture is a key component of succeeding in the marketplace of ideas. Discussing civil society and social entrepreneurs is essential to the motivation of the next generation. Whether it’s highlighting the work of a community organization improving lives locally or commenting on the values and message of society’s storytellers, we seek to emphasize the importance of the space between the individual and the state and the inherent dignity of every person.
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.
Environment: As the next generation takes up challenge of stewarding our environment, it is important to prioritize results over intentions. Creativity and innovation have radically improved our living standards; they can be harnessed to improve and protect our environment as well. Applying the same principles that have led to our historic material prosperity, such as the cooperation enabled by mutually-beneficial market exchanges, can also help sustain and preserve our environment for generations to come. By allowing more local and private control over the management of the resources in their own backyard and expanding property rights that encourage good stewardship and cooperation, we can build a culture that welcomes environmental entrepreneurship and is well-equipped to handle the challenges of conserving what matters most.
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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SpaceX Takes First Step into Telecommunication Companies’ Turf

The accomplishment serves as yet another example of technological advancements spurring competition in a free-market economy and benefiting consumers.

Anil Niraula | August 1, 2019
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Learning From the Good Food Movement

The gradual rollback of federal and state laws helped facilitate the flourishing of American cuisine today.

Eli Lehrer | July 31, 2019
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As Millennials Embrace Socialism, Here Are 3 Facts You May Not Know

Too much of today’s debate over government programs occurs in the realm of goals and omits any discussion of costs

Luka Ladan | July 29, 2019
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There Is No One Answer to Rule Them All

If we really respect people’s liberty, dignity, and autonomy, we will work to expand their options rather than limit them.

Art Carden | July 26, 2019
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Locked Out of Job Opportunities

Too often, occupational licensing laws are used to ban all former convicts from the ability to legally participate in the licensed occupation.

Conor Norris | July 25, 2019
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Let Us Have Lemonade
Legalizing Home-based Businesses to Make the Most of Summer

Homeowners who want to sell something to their neighbors face a gauntlet of laws, permits, and inspections that sap the will and wallets of would-be entrepreneurs.

Nick Zaiac | July 24, 2019
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In a United Nations Report, a Socialist Details Venezuela’s Horrors

Those in love with chavista-style fascism have tried to justify the regime by denying that it was a police state, but the new report ends this charade.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa | July 22, 2019
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Are Intelligent Machines Coming for Your Job and Your Wages?

If technology were going to lead to widespread immiseration, it probably would have happened already.

Art Carden | July 16, 2019
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Language-Based Disability Criteria Has No Place in Modern, Pluralistic America

Policymakers should scrap language considerations from the disability “grid” and reserve disability dollars for Americans that truly need them.

Ross Marchand | July 10, 2019