The topic of income inequality has been on everyone’s tongue lately, including President Obama, who made it a midterm campaign issue, discussing the problem in his State of the Union Address. While most people will agree that there is a gap between the rungs of the income ladder, the solution is not as readily agreed upon.
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Adam Smith talked about a system of natural liberties, and trade animated by moral consciousness. By doing so, Smith laid a moral foundation for capitalism.
“Diversity of views is a hallmark of American life. We don’t agree on taxes, income inequality, welfare, Obamacare and a thousand other issues – and so we debate them in elections, on talk shows and in town halls. That’s how it should be.”
What happens when theories are treated as absolute facts, and education is no longer a place of open discussion? A current example of this is the promotion of the theory of global warming and climate change in revered institutions of higher education.
Typically the culture of Hollywood leans more toward the left and supports bigger government involvement. But surprisingly two well known stars are starting to break from the pack and have come out in support of freedom.
David and Charles Koch, (pronounced “coke”) the political conservatives and billionaire brothers, yet again find themselves with targets on their backs. This time they are being criticized for the advertisements they are supporting.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution lists five freedoms that are to be protected: The freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, of petition, and of assembly. Two of those freedoms will be further defined in two ongoing court cases.
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. In retrospect, has it been beneficial?
Currently, we are living in the most prosperous time ever in human history, which means that while poverty, sickness, and ignorance is decreasing, and economic freedom is increasing. In fact, economic freedom is increasing world-wide, with the exception of two regions.
To ensure Christians are able to live out their faith in all areas of their life, certain civil liberties—i.e. the freedom of speech, the right to own property, and equal protection under the law—are necessary.