Cassie Whalen is a Writer and Email Coordinator for the Institute for Humane Studies. An alumna of IHS Summer Seminars, the Koch Internship Program, and the Koch Fellowship Program, she graduated with a BA in economics from George Mason University in August of 2014. She enjoys writing both for business and pleasure. Though as a military brat she’s moved 7 times between 5 states, her favorite place to live is northern Virginia, where she can always find good Indian food.
We reached out to Learn Liberty professors for suggestions on great women whose achievements should earn them a place on US currency.
So you went to a networking event. You met a lot of new people, delivered your elevator speech a few dozen times, and came home with fistfuls of business cards. Networking accomplished, right?
A little planning and preparation go a long way to turn what could be an overwhelming experience into an extremely rewarding weekend.
Dress for the job you want.
In addition to being perhaps the most well-known libertarian think tank in the U.S., the Cato Institute also runs an extremely rigorous internship program. It’s also extremely competitive. The summer term is more difficult to get into than Harvard, to give you an idea.
Soon to be legalized Cuban tourism could help lift Cuba out of crushing poverty after of decades of socialism.
If conservationists truly want to protect the pangolin, they’ll need to acknowledge the incentives of the humans that threaten them, and create policies which address them.
If women really do only earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, wouldn’t employers hire women exclusively to save on labor costs?
Last month, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver covered charter schools, calling for more government oversight. While Oliver explicitly declined to discuss “whether or not charter school are a good idea in principle,” his focus on failed and mismanaged charter schools has upset many charter school supporters and re-ignited debates about the value of school choice.
A woman who chooses to wear a burqa, burkini, or headscarf is exercising her right to dress herself how she wishes—the same right enjoyed by women who wear bikinis or even nothing at all on French beaches. French authorities aren’t liberating Muslim women by forcing them to change their clothes. They’re oppressing them.
The beauty of the market is that it rewards people for creating value for others. Discover new means of creating value means trying new things, being entrepreneurial, and, yes: failing.
The relative worth of a dollar is dependent on a range of factors that vary from state to state.
Suspending driver’s licenses in the face of unpaid court costs is an ineffective way to force people to pay up.
The DOJ’s announcement to discontinue the use of private prisons only affects about 16% of federal prisoners.
Because each physician works fewer hours, they have to hand off patients to other doctors, which can lead to mistakes even more serious than those caused by fatigue.
What activists don’t see is that, by trying to eliminate child labor, they are taking away one of the few tools that children in impoverished countries have to escape bad situations.
Social Security is incredibly difficult for politicians to cut or reform—any changes in the program would deprive a large portion of their voting base of benefits, which could cause politicians to lose the next election. The problem would only be worse with a universal basic income,
The tension between government surveillance, citizens’ privacy, and national security has been an ongoing issue for years. From concerns over the Patriot Act, Edward Snowden’s leaks and the controversy over NSA surveillance, and more recently the FBI’s case against Apple over encryption, evolving technology is constantly raising new questions about surveillance and privacy.
It all comes down to one question: where do we draw the line between citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights and the rights of the government to conduct warrantless searches?
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