Articles by Bill Costello

Liberty Starts in School

American public schools are not currently producing students who can think independently. How can we expect to maintain our liberty when our citizens lack the ability to reach independent conclusions on the issues of the day? Read More

America at Debt's Door: A Primer

The economic center of gravity is shifting from West to East as America faces economic problems and China remains the world's fastest-growing major economy. Do these events signify the eventual end of American predominance? Read More

America at Debt's Door: A Primer

The economic center of gravity is shifting from West to East as America faces economic problems and China remains the world's fastest-growing major economy. Do these events signify the eventual end of American predominance? Read More

The Federal Takeover of Education

Federal control over education has been growing since the 1960s. Now, as the current administration pushes for national education standards, federal control over education is about to expand considerably at the expense of state and local control. Read More

American Education's Diminishing Returns

American spending on public education, adjusted for inflation, has more than doubled over the last three decades. Yet the average math and reading scores of American 17-year-olds have not improved since the early 1970s. Twice the money. Zero progress. Read More

The Last American Skill

According to a recent "Newsweek" article titled "The Creativity Crisis," research shows that American creativity is declining for the first time. If this trend continues, the nation's economic and national security will be at risk. Read More

Thinking Outside the Base

The U.S. military needs to reinvent itself. If it continues to hold on to antiquated paradigms, U.S. national security could be at risk. Read More

Education Without Innovation?

I recently traveled to Singapore to research their national education system. During my visit, I stopped by the campuses of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the National Institute of Education (NIE)--Singapore's only teacher-training institute--to tal Read More

How to Tweak America's Immigration Policy

In the current issue of "BusinessWeek," Michelle Conlin writes that the percentage of top MBAs from U.S. universities who are taking jobs in Asia has more than doubled since 2005. It's now over 10 percent of the graduating class. What's... Read More

How China Can Rule the World

Martin Jacques' new book, "When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order", is causing controversy. Is it possible that China will "rule the world" in the near future? Perhaps,... Read More

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