Finding Hope Amid the Hops

  A review of The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution by Tom Acitelli (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013) *          *          * In the world of mass standardization, the American beer industry stands out. Its gigantic breweries have … Continue reading

The Concept of Universals

We should seek the universality of things and not just limit ourselves to the immediate thing at hand. If we do not form an idea of the entirety of something, of its universality coupled with all its hierarchical values, we … Continue reading

Return to Order at CPAC

Every year, thousands of activists from all across the country gather for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. to discuss the state of the conservative movement. On March 14-16, members of the American Society for the Defense … Continue reading

Cobbler Shop Economics

I had just bought a pair of shoes at a large shoe outlet and within six months the heels were completely worn down. I lost the receipt and probably would have had a little trouble getting a new pair. So … Continue reading

What Suits Can Teach Us About Markets

In the book, Return to Order, there is a chapter on standardization and how it favors the advance of frenetic intemperance in economy. Standardized goods, we claim, lead to the standardized masses. It destroys the human element that gives warmth, … Continue reading

NEETs, A Youth Without Future

NEET is a term coined by the United Kingdom government that describes youth between the ages 16 through 24 who are “Not in Education, Employment, or Training.” It refers to 19 million young people throughout the seventeen-country Eurozone. This sad … Continue reading

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