Monthly Archives: March 2017

March (US/Israel) Public Forum: Entrepreneurs vs. Oligarchy

A Princeton study claimed U.S. governance is more an oligarchy now than a democracy  and offered this definition of an oligarchy: An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called … Continue reading

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Affordable and Diverse Housing in Houston

Kevin Williamson, in “A Misunderstood ‘Diversity’” (National Review, March 7, 2017) quotes David Brooks from a New York Times oped: For the life of me, I can’t figure out why so many Republicans prefer a dying white America to a place … Continue reading

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China to Palestine: Economic Freedom and Charters

Nation-states can be more trouble than they’re worth. For the Middle East, federalism, soft-partition, enclaves, and charter cities offer non-state paths to peace and prosperity. The March Public Forum topic: “Resolved: The United States should no longer pressure Israel to work toward … Continue reading

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China and the U.S. Head to the Moon

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk want to set up operations on the moon. “An exclusive look at Jeff Bezos’s plan to set up Amazon-like delivery for ‘future human settlement’ of the moon” (Washington Post, March 2, 2017) reports Bezo’s Blue Origin … Continue reading

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A Right to Housing that Governments Should Protect?

For the March/April 2017 Lincoln-Douglas Debate:  “Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing,” students enter the value side of a century old debate on policies to provide access to safe and affordable housing. Students searching for “a right to … Continue reading

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Winners for Young Patriot Essay Contest 2017

Winners for the 2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest! Three teens took home $9,000 in scholarships from Debate Central’s Young Patriots Essay Contest, sponsored by NCPA and Copart, with essays on whether international free trade agreements are in the best interest … Continue reading

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