Character Still Counts

What to know: In an age when the truism is, “Diversity is our strength,” how did diversity become the “master concept” of our age?

The TPPF take: Character, not diversity, is our strength.

“It would be hard to imagine anything that has been more harmful to minority and marginalized students than DEI,” says TPPF’s Sherry Sylvester. “The University of Michigan has the largest DEI program in the country. After a decade of DEI at Michigan, the largest university in the state, Michigan still has a student population that is less than 4% black even though African Americans make up 14% of the population.”

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Less Regulation Works

What to know: Reducing lot size requirements increases the supply of affordable housing, a new study shows.

The TPPF take: Lot size restrictions are among the biggest culprits behind housing unaffordability.

“Smaller lot sizes can help reduce the costs of purchasing a home first by reducing the amount of actual land needed to build a home, and second by increasing the overall supply of housing,” says TPPF’s John Bonura. “Simply put, the solution lies in getting the government out of the way.”

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What to know: More than half of U.S. young people now say that rising food costs are the biggest strain on their budgets.

The TPPF take: Bidenomics is breaking American consumers. 

“Under Bidenomics, young people are struggling to afford food. That speaks volumes about the failure of socialism, central planning, and weak monetary policy,” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “Today’s economic deterioration will only worsen unless the nation returns to free-markets, limited government, and constitutional order. Young people beware.”

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