The American Dream. The Land of Opportunity. Pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. These phrases often bring to mind thoughts of love and patriotism. They altogether represent the American fondness of its own economic system: capitalism. Regardless of increasing criticisms of capitalism, Americans still love it far more than other economic systems (1). So why … More The American Dream: Reality or Just…A Dream?
Throughout our nation’s history, Americans have had to spend large percentages of their income on essential goods and services. Essential food takes thousands out of one’s income. Rent or a mortgage takes even more. Education has become only more expensive over the decades. Health care costs have skyrocketed over time to levels far more than our … More Obamacare: Separating Fact from Fear
Happy Labor Day! This is usually a day we Americans celebrate with parades and festivals. We watch as the fire trucks, policemen, and other civil groups pass by in the parade, but do we take the second to think about how they relate to this holiday? Labor and its unions have been fundamental to the … More The Importance of Labor: Past, Present, & Future