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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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Why Pennsylvania should not enact a severance tax on natural gas

Why Pennsylvania should not enact a severance tax on natural gas

TRACY MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES As the governor’s race heats up in Pennsylvania, one of the central issues is whether to enact a severance tax on natural gas. Democrat candidate Tom Wolf has emphasized the fact that Pennsylvania is the only state in the country without a severance tax. Critics of the status quo argue that the [...]

Eliminating poverty and reducing inequality

Eliminating poverty and reducing inequality

Is a guaranteed minimum income the answer? BY TRACY C. MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Recently, some commentators have been promoting the idea of a government guaranteed income, where the government would pay a monthly cash payment to every American, regardless of need or merit. A similar idea, the negative income tax, has been [...]

Miller – Immigration reform would make sense if …

Miller – Immigration reform would make sense if …

... new immigrants were not eligible for welfare benefits TRACY MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES The U.S. House and Senate are considering an immigration reform bill. Critics of the legislation say that it will not do enough to secure our borders and that it grants amnesty to illegal immigrants. The bigger issue, which has been an [...]

What Should Be Done About the Fiscal Cliff

What Should Be Done About the Fiscal Cliff

TRACY MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Everyone is talking about the “fiscal cliff”—the likely impact of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the planned cuts in government spending that are part of Budget Control Act of 2011. Much discussion about the fiscal cliff, and its likely consequences, however, is misleading. The media [...]

U.S. Economy Could Recover Faster If Govt. Policies Changed

U.S. Economy Could Recover Faster If Govt. Policies Changed

Tracy Miller TRACY MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Recent monthly employment reports have confirmed that this is the slowest U.S. recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. Four years after the recession began, unemployment is still above 8 percent, more than three percentage points higher than it was before the recession [...]

Homelessness: How Government Policy Makes it Worse

Homelessness: How Government Policy Makes it Worse

TRACY MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES During a recent trip to Chicago, I couldn’t help but notice the large number of homeless people in the downtown area, including one homeless man pushing a child in a stroller. Homelessness was frequently discussed during the 1980s, but seems to receive less media attention now. And yet, the [...]