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Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Soho Forum Debate

Capitalism is unstable, capitalism is unequal, and capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic. I want people to make their own choices about how they live their lives, the professions they lead, where they want to work, and what they do. And capitalism offers that potential. Slavery it did it with masters and slaves, feudalism did it with… Read More »

Is It ‘Morally Disturbing’ When Charter Schools Skim Highly Motivated Families?

At the 2000 Republican National Convention the country got one of its first glimpses of a new type of public charter school. The slogans of our schools are not, “all of us can learn” but rather “all of us will learn.” The claim was that with enough rigor and devotion such schools could close the… Read More »

Abortion Bans Failed in the 19th Century. They’ll Also Fail in the 21st.

Over the last year, several states have passed controversial laws restricting abortion. Laws passed in Alabama and Georgia that would effectively ban the procedure are aimed at giving the nation’s high court an opportunity to reverse its controversial 1973 ruling in Roe vs. Wade. The history of criminalization pre-Roe provides a window into how abortion… Read More »