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J.W. Marriott: From Herding Sheep to Hospitality Empire (An American Original)

Reprinted from the Archbridge Institute American Originals traces the stories of those who charted their own paths, overcame barriers and achieved a better life for...

Impressions of Entrepreneurship

“He had to whore himself to get by!” As I was strolling through the Albertina in Vienna this summer, I overheard this remark by a...

Reviving a Politics of Hope, Aspiration, and Optimism with John Tillman

The following is an interview conducted by Profectus co-editors Ben Wiltedink and Clay Routledge with John Tillman, CEO of the American Culture Project and...

How Nostalgia Is Making the World a Better Place—One Memory at a Time

Years ago, William Dunn encountered a young boy who was having behavioral problems. After learning that the boy’s father wasn’t in his life, William...

Getting Serious About Better Subcultures Part 1: Creating a Cultural Renaissance

Emerson said, “You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him.” The most promising means of improving social mobility and...