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Carly Fiorina in Phoenix, Sept 11, 2015 Full Speech

Could she be our next president? She’s got the chops, let’s see how she does Wednesday night!

Don’t sit at home and watch the debate, discussion and the shared experience are what a debate is all about! Come join CD5 at New Hope Cinema Grill to watch the debate in style: details here.

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What is Social Justice?

“Social Justice” is a term you hear almost every day. But did you ever hear anybody define what it actually means? Jonah Goldberg of the American Enterprise Institute tries to pin this catchall phrase to the wall. In doing so, he exposes the not-so-hidden agenda of those who use it. What sounds so caring and noble turns out to be something very different.

From Fortress to Frontier: How Innovation Can Save Health Care

Despite the fierce debate over health care policy, the political Left and Right are more alike than they realize. Both have spent decades pursuing policies that obstruct health care’s capacity to save lives, ease suffering, and cut costs. . .

In this video, Robert Graboyes explains how we can refocus America’s health care debate to accomplish the real goal of health care reform: better health for more people at lower costs year after year. The secret ingredient is simple: unleash innovation.

To replicate the kinds of revolutionary innovation seen in other fields like information technology, health care policymakers need to discard the Fortress mentality that has constrained medical advances and adopt a Frontier attitude that tolerates calculated risks and welcomes competition from diverse practitioners and disciplines.

To learn more, visit http://www.mercatus.org/frontier

 

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Capitalism Is NOT Imperialism

Although many conflate capitalism and imperialism or think the two systems are closely connected, they are actually quite different, even at odds with one another. Capitalism is a system based on voluntary exchanges that benefit all of the parties involved. In contrast, imperialism is based on exploiting the poor through political power and military force. Prof. Stephen Davies shows that capitalism has been blamed through the years for a number of catastrophes—such as political corruption, exploitation of the poor, mass famines, and others—that were in fact a result of imperialism.

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What is School Choice? Short, simple video

School choice offers families the opportunity to select schools that meet their child’s needs. Watch the video from Heritage Foundation explaining school choice, how it benefits parents and children and why school choice is needed.
The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions

The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions

America’s public education system is failing. We’re spending more money on education but not getting better results for our children.

That’s because the machine that runs the K-12 education system isn’t designed to produce better schools. It’s designed to produce more money for unions and more donations for politicians.

For decades, teachers’ unions have been among our nation’s largest political donors. As Reason Foundation’s Lisa Snell has noted, the National Education Association (NEA) alone spent $40 million on the 2010 election cycle. As the country’s largest teachers union, the NEA is only one cog in the infernal machine that robs parents of their tax dollars and students of their futures.

Students, teachers, parents, and hardworking Americans are all victims of this political machine–a system that takes money out of taxpayers’ wallets and gives it to union bosses, who put it in the pockets of politicians.

Our kids deserve better.

Produced by the Moving Picture Institute in partnership with Reason TV.

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The Philosophy of Liberty by Ken Schoolland

The philosophy of liberty is based on self-ownership. This fun and simple white-board animation elegantly illustrates this concept and the logical principles that follow from this.