Winter 2022

Breaking Out of the College Box

Education has long been considered the great equalizer, enshrined in the minds of well-meaning researchers and policymakers as the mechanism by which Americans from...

“We Are Their Switchpoint”: An Effective Model Addressing Homelessness

No one I’ve ever known woke up one morning and decided to become homeless. Rather, life happened. Sometimes life crashes down in the form...

The Four Corners of Liberalism: Mapping Out a Common Ground

Liberalism, Adam Gopnik tells us in A Thousand Small Sanities, “suffers from being a practice before it is an ideology, a temperament and a...

Existential Economics

Humans are often described as social animals because we are so driven by the need for connection and much of our success as a...

Creating Special Economic Zones: Lessons from the Real World

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been an international subject of debate for several decades now, especially as a model of economic development. In our...

A Brief Interview with John McWhorter

A Brief Interview with John McWhorter In this short question and answer interview, John McWhorter succinctly describes for Profectus Mag the key takeaways from his...

Learning For Its Own Sake, For Everyone

Everyone knows that something is wrong with education in the United States, but no one agrees about what it is. Explanations of our difficulties—driven...

A Closer Look at the Best–and Worst–Places to do Business in North America

The Doing Business North America (DBNA) project annually provides objective measures of the scale and scope of business regulations in 134 cities across 92...

Diversify Holistically to Reverse Polarization and Achieve Academic Excellence

Achieving a diverse student body, faculty, and staff are worthwhile aspirations for any university. Diverse lived experiences and viewpoints improve our thinking, sharpen debate,...

The American Optimist – Joe Lonsdale talks with Archbridge President and CEO Gonzalo Schwarz

Joe Lonsdale is a technology entrepreneur, Co-founder of Palantir, Epirus, Resilience, and other technology companies, and an investor. He is currently the managing partner...