Popcorn and lemonade sales point Detroit to fiscal health
Christopher Brooks , Washington Times
I have had the privilege of being born, raised and shaped by Detroit. Seeing the world through the lens of this beautiful but broken city has framed my view of human flourishing in ways that are truly amazing and counterintuitive
“Unfettered” Free Trade? If Only…
Scott Lincicome, Cato at Liberty
One of the most pervasive themes of the last year is the notion that America’s populist uprising, and the success of President-elect Donald Trump, has in large part been a direct response to the United States’ – and in particular the Republican Party’s – libertarian obsession with “unfettered” free trade.
Communities, not countries, are best equipped to fix the world’s economic woes
Peter Block, Quartz
As anxieties about an economically unstable future grow globally, there is an alternative mindset much closer to home—literally just around the corner, in fact. Instead of relying on federal policy, our local communities are constructing an economy and a way of being that promises more stability and more local control.
Why Don’t Food And Housing Count As Health Care?
Christianna Silva, FiveThirtyEight
The federal program that provides food and other services to low-income mothers, pregnant women and young children, known as WIC, can have a big impact on participants’ health. It has been shown to reduce premature births, increase vaccination rates in children and lower obesity rates. Yet as far as the government is concerned, WIC doesn’t count as health care spending.