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We’re all to Blame

The 2008 financial crisis was felt globally.  Prior to the crisis, for years, stock prices and real estate values had climbed.  This was due because of complex investments that were backed by mortgages whose value dropped. This contributed to a … Continue reading

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Ignorance or Freedom?

Robert Maranto University of Arkansas Just the Facts Ma’am (and a Few Stories): What We Need in Civic Education More high school seniors identified Germany, Japan or Italy as U.S. allies in World War II than identified the Soviet Union. · Two-thirds … Continue reading

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The Great Divorce: Between Christians, Politics, and the Gospel

I agree that a big government does not build relationships. This is bad when your government is a representative democracy.  Civic participation is vital in keeping a vibrant commitment to American life.  However, given what I am about write, I … Continue reading

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Balancing Individualism and the Greater Community: I

The most important reason to worry about the America’s growing inequality, the gap between rich and poor, is that it is likely to undermine the solidarity that democratic citizenship requires.  To have a Representative Democracy, it is important to have its citizen’s … Continue reading

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