Ten Conservative Principles
Russell Kirk, Modern Age
Conservatism is not a fixed ideology or a rigid set of policy positions, talking points, or dogmata. Still, certain foundational principles unite conservatives, as Modern Age founder Russell Kirk shows in this timeless piece, which is excerpted from his book The Politics of Prudence.
23 Ways Big Government Is Hurting the Poor
Daren Bakst, The Daily Signal
Advocates for big government often equate expanding government with concern for the poor. But reality speaks to the contrary: Expanding government often has very harmful effects on the poor.
Americans Are Pretty Skeptical That Hard Work Will Pay Off
Bourree Lam, The Atlantic
Moving up the economic ladder relies on more than self-motivation; it also requires opportunity.
Weird things happen when you approach full employment
Eshe Nelson, Quartz
The big story of the March jobs report, though, is that the US economy is approaching the point at which a large share of people who want a job are able to get one.