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Traditional women and the wage gap

(By Mikaela Myers, 1776 Scholar) In between bites of his haphazardly built ham sandwich, my friend glanced up and asked me, “So what did you think?” We were sitting in the cafeteria after just finishing a particularly

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How Good Intentions Crippled Economic Justice

(By Tegan Truitt, 1776 Scholar) The famed observer of democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, writes that, though democratic nations love freedom, “for equality they have an ardent, insatiable, eternal, invincible passion; they want equality in freedom, and,

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The immorality of the minimum wage

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) This November, voters in Colorado are asked to vote on Amendment 70, which will raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020.  But some

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The postsecondary student debt crisis: A broader perspective

(By Jose J. Valdes, CCU affiliate faculty) Focusing solely on the aggregate amount of postsecondary student debt obscures other influential factors. Factors such as affordability, debt repayment, financial aid sources, student borrowing, and student characteristics. Significant,

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What is really holding American workers back?

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Even though the official unemployment rate fell below 5%, most of us who live in the real world know better: there are still an estimated 30 million Americans who have

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How to celebrate May Day

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Celebrate May Day by lighting a candle, commemorating the millions of casualties of Mao's quest to establish a socialist paradise in China. History has taught us that absolute economic equality

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The postsecondary student debt crisis: A broader perspective

(By Jose J. Valdes, Ph.D., '76 Contributor) Focusing solely on the aggregate amount of postsecondary student debt obscures other influential factors. Factors such as affordability, debt repayment, financial aid sources, student borrowing, and student characteristics. Significant, factors

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