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Give the Market a Break: An Alternative View of Income Inequality

It has become vogue lately to discuss the dangers of income inequality, and the unspoken assumption seems to be that the cause of income inequality is “unbridled capitalism” or the free market. But this view ignores one very strong alternative to the prevailing view of income inequality, a view which focuses on the foils of the Federal Reserve Bank.

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The Problem with “Che” — A Cuban-American Perspective

It is a common sight in malls, on the streets, and especially in college campuses: a shirt with the image of a bearded man with a shaggy mane wearing a beret. Yet for those whose lives and whose families were directly impacted by the horrifying handiwork of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, that sight is an all-too common reminder of how easy it is to forget—or, perhaps more terrifyingly, to rewrite—history.

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Dr. Nigel Ashford on “Human Rights: What They Are and What They Are Not”

From the war in Syria to the struggle for gay equality, political activists have invoked diverse causes in the name of human rights. As various cultures disagree on the nature of a just society, however, finding a universal definition for these rights seems more illusory than ever in a globalized age.

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Dreams

Early one morning in Key Largo, Florida, when heading towards a dive boat on which I worked, I saw the dark form of something that didn’t quite belong, a large mass off to the side of the road that I had never seen before. As I got out of my truck, began to examine it, and talked with the captain of my boat, it finally dawned on me that this tattered mass of canvas and Styrofoam was one of those boats that I had heard about. It was a handmade boat from Cuba.

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