Poverty is not created – it is the natural state of man. For proof, see human history. The question then becomes: How do we reduce poverty? This is the heart of economics: the study of rationing limited resources among unlimited desires. From feudal systems to mercantilism, all historic economic systems had one thing in common: […]
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Dave Buer is director of communications at Sutherland Institute.
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Imagine your spouse 20 years from now. Now, think about how they’ll look in 40 years. How about 60 years? Think about all the experiences you will have over the next decades. The children you might have. The grandchildren. The triumphs. The failures. Good health. Sickness. Stress. Relief. Pain. Joy. One lucky couple got a […]
You know that saying, “Boys will be boys?” You might hear someone say it after they see some hormonally charged teenage boy say something crude to a passing girl. “That was rude,” the person might say. “But boys will be boys!” What you are hearing there is the soft bigotry of low expectations. This demeans […]
Want to see what a strong civil society looks like in practice? Then you need to meet Austin Niehus. Austin was born with Goldenhar Syndrome. The National Craniofacial Association defines Goldenhar syndrome as: A congenital birth defect which involves deformities of the face. Characteristics include: A partially formed or totally absent ear The chin may […]
Holly Richardson, author of the “Holly on the Hill” blog, is joined by Sarah Nitta, CEO of Radiant Advisors, as they discuss a range of issues.
Of the 833 pieces of legislation that were introduced this session, below are five that are especially noteworthy. HB 333—Budget Reserve Account Amendments Utah lawmakers once again showed they are serious about their fiscal stewardship by raising caps on state “rainy day” funds. HB 333 will put more taxpayer money into savings, instead of using […]
This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. When it comes to figuring out how to live together in society, there’s one thing we can all be sure of. It’s this: There will be order. […]
What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without restraint. ~ Edmund Burke
Watch as Utah GOP party officer Michelle Mumford and political consultant Michelle Scharf discuss the latest in Utah politics and the 2015 Legislature in this edition of On Point presented by Sutherland Institute. Click the image above to watch, or if you prefer a podcast, it can be found at the bottom of this […]
b This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. Hollywood is just a cesspool of filth rotting our souls and ruining our children. Or at least that’s a narrative we often hear, right? While the […]