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  • Our 'pursuit of happiness' is burdened: Big Government is dashing away with the American Dream.

    07/04/2010 4:18:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 7/3/10 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    On July 4, we celebrate the great day that our Founders proclaimed Americans' "unalienable rights" to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This Independence Day, however, many Americans are expressing concern that the system of limited government bequeathed by our Founders is under attack. If the policy course being set in Washington, D.C., continues, the viability of the Founders' vision -- and the American Dream it spawned -- may be in doubt. In a new book, Arthur Brooks -- president of the American Enterprise Institute -- explains that we're witnessing a clash of visions that will determine America's future...
  • Happy Now? What’s at stake in America’s battle over free enterprise.

    06/04/2010 5:36:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 908+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | June 2, 2010 | Arthur C. Brooks
    Happy Now?What’s at stake in America’s battle over free enterprise.  On May 13, 2009, at Arizona State University, Barack Obama delivered his first commencement address as President of the United States. At one of the most frightening economic moments in America’s history, it was a chance to be a mentor, a teacher, and the nation’s inspirer-in-chief. Did the president urge the graduates to get out there and create the growth and jobs our country needs? Did he inspire them to be the next generation of great American innovators and entrepreneurs? No; instead, he told the graduates that people who “chase...
  • Republican commentator David Frum loses job after criticizing GOP health-care strategy

    03/25/2010 3:08:38 PM PDT · by freespirited · 88 replies · 2,986+ views
    Wapo ^ | 03/25/10 | Howie Kurtz
    Three days after calling health-care reform a debacle for the Republicans, David Frum was forced out of his job at the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday. The ouster also came one day after a harsh Wall Street Journal editorial about the former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, which said that he "now makes his living as the media's go-to basher of fellow Republicans" and accused him of "peddling bad revisionist history." Frum made clear in a letter to AEI President Arthur Brooks that his departure after seven years at the conservative think tank was not voluntary. "I have had...
  • Not About the Money

    08/07/2009 12:44:18 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 7, 2009 | Alana Goodman
    Not About the Money by: Alana Goodman, August 07, 2009 Opponents of free-market economics have often portrayed capitalists as greedy money-grubbers, but one conservative think tank is arguing that free enterprise is the foundation of a virtuous and moral society. “Taxation is about fairness and freedom, it’s not about money,” said American Enterprise Institute (AEI) President Arthur Brooks at the Heritage Foundation on August 4th. “You can raise my taxes another five points. I’m not going to like it, but my kids are not going to go without shoes. What’s going to offend me is it’s going to make me...
  • The Compassion Gap: Conservatives give more to charities than liberals do—by a long shot.

    01/19/2007 12:00:14 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 11 replies · 804+ views
    City Journal ^ | January 19, 2007 | Howard Husock
    REVIEW OF: Who Really Cares: America’s Charity Divide—Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks (Basic Books, 250 pp., $26.00) It’s tempting to say that Arthur Brooks, in his definitive new book on American charitable giving, has shown that there is nothing oxymoronic about the term “compassionate conservative.” That, at least, is the conclusion that critics have drawn from Brooks’s demonstration that conservatives, despite the myth that they lack compassion, give significantly more to charity than liberals do. But in fact Brooks has shown something even more significant: that “compassionate conservative” is not only overly defensive,...
  • Well What Do You Know, I Was Right About Conservative Giving

    11/24/2006 4:11:43 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 162+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 11/24/06 | Purple Mountains
    In December, 2005, I wrote an article entitled, “Proof Conservatives Donate More Than Liberals Do”. In that article I presented data that indicated that residents of states that voted Republican in 2004 donated more, in terms of per capita income, than did residents of states that voted Democrat. Here is an excerpt from that article: “One of my children, who is of the liberal persuasion, implied recently that liberals were, well, just nicer people than conservatives. This goes back to the old "fish" argument - that it is better, and more compassionate, to teach a man to fish than to...