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Crowdfunders' Losing Deal Adam Gomolin 04/04/2014
Shouldn’t those who contribute the funds to launch successful startups also share in any profits?
Hoping for China's Success Vaclav Smil 03/28/2014
There is one effort in which everybody should wish to see China successful: preservation of the country’s farmland. It has already been reduced to well below the level needed to keep the country self-sufficient in grain production.
The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America Joseph Bottum 02/22/2014
The new elite class of America is the old one: America’s mainline Protestant Christians in both the glory and the annoyingness of their moral confidence and spiritual certainty. They just stripped out the Christianity along the way.
AEI Classics: The Origins and Traditions of Washington’s Birthday Holiday Amy Kass and Leon Kass 02/17/2014
Americans celebrated Washington’s birthday long before Congress in 1879 declared it a holiday for federal workers in the District of Columbia, and, in 1885, a holiday for federal employees everywhere.
The Playing Fields of Suburbia Joseph Epstein 02/12/2014
Adult involvement may be a chief cause of children’s declining participation in sports.
Books vs. Literature Robert McHenry 01/21/2014
Publishers and postmodernism are contributing to the death of the humanities.
AEI Classics: The Origins and Traditions of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Amy Kass and Leon Kass 01/20/2014
Americans use this anniversary not only to pay tribute to one man’s efforts in the cause of equal rights, but also to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement as a whole.
Reagan’s Farewell Address at 25 Steven F. Hayward 01/11/2014
The main point in Reagan’s farewell address, a quarter-century ago today, remains relevant to the current dominant debate: expanding government control of the economy is not the way to advance equality.
The First Presidential Election and Other Firsts John Steele Gordon 01/07/2014
The first presidential election was 225 years ago today. Although it was not democratic, it was a first in human history.
Funny Thing about Christmas Ralph Kinney Bennett 12/24/2013
Nowhere in the Bible are Christians commanded to observe Christ’s birthday. It is as if God said to man, 'Make of this event what you will.'
 
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