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Can You Even Be An “Informed” Citizen?

Can You Even Be An “Informed” Citizen?

Art Carden    Right after the famous “invisible hand” quote in The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith writes: What is the species of domestic industry which his capital can employ, and of which the produce is likely to be of the greatest value, every individual, it is evident, can, in his local situation, judge much better than any […]

A Citizen Political Education Project

A Citizen Political Education Project

By Jim Sullivan Immediately after the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787 a colonist asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government the convention had given them. He replied, “A republic, if we can keep it.” When Benjamin Franklin made that statement, the free white population of the thirteen colonies was approximately 2.9 million. Key to keeping […]