White Paper posted July 23, 2015
Index of Culture and Opportunity 2015
The 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity takes stock of the cultural ecosystem that is needed to sustain freedom and opportunity. Through charts that track social and economic changes, and expert commentary that explains the trends, the Index reports on important indicators in American society and analyzes what they mean for our future.
What We Track
The Index tracks…
White Paper posted July 23, 2014
Index of Culture and Opportunity 2014
The 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity tells how social and economic factors relate to the success of individuals, families, opportunity, and freedom. Through charts that track changes, and commentary that explains the trends, the Index shows the current state of some key features of American society and tells whether specific indicators are improving or getting off…
Special Report posted October 7, 2013
Common Core National Standards and Tests: Empty Promises and Increased Federal Overreach Into Education
Americans who cherish limited government must be constantly vigilant of pushes to centralize various aspects of our lives. Government intervention is a zero-sum game; every act of centralization comes at the expense of liberty and the civil society institutions upon which this country was founded.
Education is no exception. Growing federal intervention in education over…
Special Report posted January 28, 2013
Choosing to Succeed
Edited by Lindsey M. Burke
In his enduring 1964 convention speech “A Time for Choosing,” Ronald Reagan remarked that “outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.” If we believe as Reagan did that markets are superior to monopolies in every aspect of our lives, why then do we consign…