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03/07/2016 - Food For Thought: 3/7/2016

How Progressives Drive Income Inequality

– The Wall Street Journal 

The Wall Street Journal’s Larry Lindsey suggests that higher tax rates on the wealthy, a pillar of progressive ideology to address income inequality, actually has little to no effect on the problem.

 

The 2016 Race is Exposing the Utter Impotence of the ‘Billionaire Class

– Washington Post

The Washington Post editorial page makes the case that despite the infusion of large sums of money into the political process, it is the populist grassroots campaigns of Sanders and Trump that are dominating the dialogue.

 

The Rise of American Authoritarianism

– Vox

Vox looks at a niche group of political scientists that may have uncovered what’s driving Donald Trump’s ascent. What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016.

 

Why the Future Belongs to Tough-Minded Optimists

– Harvard Business Review 

Amid a culture of increasing anxiety and pessimism, the Harvard Business Review uses examples from different industries to make the case that it’s optimism that’s going to be the key for a more prosperous future for America’s companies.