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    Here’s a Fair Question: Are You Happy?

    In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that our country would be based on the rights (among others) to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But how can we get there from here? In his new book, The Road to Freedom, Arthur C. Brooks offers a map. … More

    Occupy Wall Street: Why Conservatives Shouldn't Ignore the Persuadables

    This is the third of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part three, Ben Domenech, research fellow at the Heartland Institute and editor of The Transom, reflects on his own interaction with Occupiers and explains why he’s not … More

    Book Review: Arthur Brooks' 'The Battle'

    As a college student in his late 20s, Arthur Brooks had never heard of the American Enterprise Institute. Nor had he read the work of conservative author and noted libertarian scholar Charles Murray. After traveling the world as a musician, Brooks had a completely different outlook on life. Today he’s … More

    The Moral Case for Capitalism

    White House chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel wasn’t kidding when he said that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and according Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), it was anything but wasted. “Indeed, the period of panic that everyone was facing opened a tremendous opportunity … More

    AEI Names Brooks Next President

    Heritage congratulates Arthur Brooks, a Syracuse University professor, on his appointment as the next president of the American Enterprise Institute. Brooks on the succeeds Christopher DeMuth, who has been AEI’s president since 1986. The New York Times reported the news this afternoon, noting DeMuth’s success and AEI’s impact. In a … More