Recent Articles by John Hoffmire
Published: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:59 am MDT
A robust and relatively wealthy middle-class has long been a trademark of the United States.
Published: Monday, September 22, 2014 2:00 pm MDT
A common saying goes, “give a person a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a person to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Published: Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:40 pm MDT
The number of men who had DNA tests administered for themselves and at least one of their children rose by 64 percent last decade, according to The New York Times. The DNA tests confirm whether or not a man is ...
Published: Monday, September 8, 2014 9:35 am MDT
We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children.
Published: Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:59 pm MDT
Over $2 billion was donated to the U.S. presidential candidates in the 2012 election.
Published: Monday, August 25, 2014 9:58 am MDT
The words “black market” usually refer to illegal business activity. The biggest and most notorious markets relate to illegal drugs, human trafficking and piracy-counterfeiting.
Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 11:03 am MDT
What is a nation? This simple question has been at the heart of political philosophy and historical debate for hundreds of years.
Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 2:08 pm MDT
The human instinct for trade has deep historical roots, but its economic, social and political importance has risen in recent times due to industrialization, technological advance and globalization.
Published: Monday, August 4, 2014 10:30 am MDT
In an effort to alleviate poverty, the United States government spends billions of dollars annually in foreign aid. But there is a growing consensus on the type of aid that is most effective: providing skills a...
Published: Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:34 pm MDT
Graduation from college with massive amounts of debt may delay large purchases, such as homes and cars; it can delay savings and investment for retirement; it can steer potential entrepreneurs away from startin...