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Phil Hoxie


The Setonian
Opinion

Letter from the AEI Club

Debate, disagreement, criticism and controversy. These define the American experiment and our experience as citizens. We think, argue and act because we have always cared deeply about the state of our country and the future of the American project. This clash of ideas has shaped our history, and is ...

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Opinion

AEI Invites You To Argue

Dear Middlebury Students, Faculty, and Staff, The goal of the American Enterprise Institute Club is to promote open and academic debate and discussion of a wide range of issues. In the past we have brought several speakers to campus and via Skype. To further the debate, we hold regular discussion meetings ...

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Opinion

An Education for the Future

The United States spends, on average, $12,379 per pupil for each year of public K-12 education. Among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, the U.S. ranks second in dollars spent per pupil. This is what we have to show for it. Only 33 percent of 8th graders are at, ...

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Opinion

Conservatism Today

Politics today seems to be more about shouting insults than offering solutions. Fox, MSNBC, Donald Trump, all seem to be more interested in ratings than the issues faced by every day Americans. At this point, we are all numb to it. For years we have looked at politics in terms of red and blue and have ...

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Opinion

Unions and Unfunded Pension Liabilities

As an economics major, I think I have the concept of monetary incentives down pretty well. So why am I even still here writing this column? Why am I asking my parents to pay tuition when I am most likely going to come out of college making about $30,000 as a congressional staffer? It really doesn’t ...

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Opinion

Care for People Over the Environment

The Sacramento Bee reports that the State of California is the world’s eighth largest economy, valued at about $2 trillion (USD); it is tied with Italy and the Russian Federation. Agriculture in California accounts for around $21.4 billion in revenue, which leads all other states (Iowa is second with ...

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Opinion

A Policy We Can Agree On

What if I told you that there was a solution to a major policy issue facing our nation today that President Obama (D) and Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) agreed on? Would you believe me? Well, there is. Both President Obama and Congressman Ryan agree that expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit ...

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Editorial

Recalculating the Gender Gap

Last week Erin defined feminism more or less as a movement towards equality, as it should be. I think everybody agrees, whether or not a person identifies him/herself as a “feminist,” that women should be equal to men in the eyes of the law. That having been said, I find Erin’s classification ...

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Opinion

Obama Proposes Bloated Budget

When most people think about early February they probably think of the Super Bowl. Believe me, I love the Super Bowl; and I am happy the Seahawks lost. However, something much more important happened the day after the Super Bowl. On the first Monday in February, the president submits to Congress his ...

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Opinion

Election 2016: An Outlook

Tuesday night, Barak Obama gave his penultimate state of the union address. The Obama administration is almost over, and the 2016 elections are coming up. That may seem far off, but the shuffling and sorting is well underway for both parties.  Before I get into who I think is in and who I think is ...

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