The Stronger the Family, The Stronger the Economy

Research shows that there is a solid correlation between strong families and strong economies.  A report produced by the American Enterprise Institute posits 4 basic  points showing how family life affects a society’s economic structure. Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty, and higher median family income at the state level in the United States. When Read more […]

Joe Biden Reminds Us Who Owns the Country

Here is just another piece of evidence showing who owns the country–the wealthy. From the local Aspen Daily News out of Colorado we read, Vice President Joe Biden is in town through this evening for an event sponsored by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co. The invite-only gathering is an annual autumn affair in Aspen, and typically attracts big names from the worlds of politics, business and entertainment for off-the-record discussions. A sitting vice president would be one Read more […]

Where did the Virgin Murderer Get His Worldview?

From the Daily Mail: “Social media reveals the privileged life of Elliot Rodger.” Elliot Rodger often complained on his YouTube videos that his life wasn’t fair. But, his own social media presence reveals that the son of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger lived a life of privilege. He posted several videos and pictures behind the wheel of his black BMW 328i, a luxury coupe with a starting price tag of nearly $40,000.  Rodger is believed to have killed six people in Santa Barbara Read more […]

The Politics of Poverty

In a study released in Financial Times in late 2006, it was revealed that the richest 2% of adults in the world own more than 50% of the total assets, while the poorest half of the population hold a mere 1%. [1] Statistics like this were highly prevalent during the Obama presidential campaigns, and they are get repeated in pop culture through propaganda such as Michael Moore’s “documentary” Capitalism: A Love Story. Although these statistics may help to foster greed and envy among the poor of Read more […]