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    Occupy Wall Street: Finding Common Ground Might Be Possible

    This is the last of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part four, Eric Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, explains why he’s hopeful about the Occupy movement. Teetsel believes some Occupiers, particularly young members of the … More

    Haiti Catastrophe Requires Action and Reflection

    In Haiti three days after the earthquake, the terrible reality of death and destruction settles upon the nation and the world.  The preliminary estimates of fatalities appear to be range between 45,000 and 50,000.  Three million Haitians, one-third of the countries population, appear severely impacted. Access to clean, uncontaminated water … More

    Back to the Basics

    In the New York Times today, David Brooks has a column in which he describes two theories about the financial crisis: “greed” and “stupidity.” The “greed” theory is not what you might be thinking—it is not the simplistic notion that Wall Street is just full of greedy capitalists that swindle … More

    Big Government Here

    Under the header Big Government Ahead, David Brooks identifies four sources of massive new spending soon to be coming out of Washington and warns: “What we’re going to see, in short, is the Gingrich revolution in reverse and on steroids. There will be a big increase in spending and deficits. … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    In his New York Times column today David Brooks cites data showing that populist fears that free trade is destroying American manufacturing jobs are unfounded: The chief force reshaping manufacturing is technological change (hastened by competition with other companies in Canada, Germany or down the street). Thanks to innovation, manufacturing … More