The Right Way To Approach Raising the Minimum Wage

January 10, 2014 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


There are some national issues that never seem to go away. A couple times every decade we circle back to the issue of raising the minimum wage. The problem (underpaid workers) appears to be as concrete as the solution (raising the minimum wage). But something about this solution can’t be right. Solutions are supposed to kill problems, not anesthetize them into dormancy only to have them resurrect... Read More

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The Tyranny Of Globalism Over Localism

June 10, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


We often think of access to information as an inherent good. It’s hard to make a case to the contrary, but while I would agree that access to more information is a good thing on its face, when it comes to philanthropy in a democracy, it has the potential to prey on a natural proclivity peculiar to the democratic mentality. Alexis de Tocqueville, after traveling from his native France to observe... Read More

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