CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen sings an ode to the benefits of federalism and other gifts from the founders in an article inspired by a jazz combo. He reports that the 2016 election was swung in "flyover country" out of a growing frustration with an ever-expanding federal government that had largely discarded the concept of federalism and was dictating too many aspects of our lives.
West Virginia University professor James E. Smith argues that the U.S. needs more entrepreneurs and innovators, but our educational system seems bent on focusing on identifying and managing the symptoms of problems we face today rather than on solutions that address or eliminate the origin or root of those problems -- and in all too many cases, they find reasons NOT to pursue solutions that MIGHT create new problems, even when the potential for harm is tiny.
West Virginia University professor James Smith shares insights about leadership -- and notes that leaders are sorely needed to help organize societies for the common good. Some leaders have very public faces, while others toil in near total anonymity, but both extremes are vital to the health of a society, Smith contends.