What’s Killing the American Dream?

September 2016

What do you call it when people have a great idea and risk everything they have — time, money, energy — to make that idea a reality?

I call it the American Dream.

Ritu Shah-Burnham had an idea. She dreamed of opening a pizza franchise in Seattle, Washington. It wasn’t easy – it never is – but she made it happen.

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The Case for a Flat Tax

December 2016

What would happen if there was just one tax rate for most Americans? Would that be fair? Could it even work? Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, explains.

The American Revolution started as a tax revolt – over a single tax on tea! Now look at us. It seems like everything we do is taxed.

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The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of Three Brothers

November 2014

“The Progressive Income Tax” is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it works.

This tale of three similar brothers with three different incomes (but one shared expense) helps explain the tax system under which we live. Adapted from an article by noted investor and economist, Kip Hagopian, and narrated by actress Carolyn Hennesy of “General Hospital” and “True Blood” fame, this animated story will change the way you think about how you pay your taxes.

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The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

September 2014

Women in America are the freest in the world, yet many feminists tell us women are oppressed.

They advocate this falsehood through victim mentality propaganda and misleading statistics, such as the gender wage gap myth. In five minutes, American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Hoff Sommers tells you the truth about feminism.

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War on Boys

May 2014

What ever happened to letting “boys be boys?”

Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy’s parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America’s schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless.

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