Essay on Northwood Idea

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The Northwood Idea Project

Is the Northwood Idea relevant today? By now you all have read and formulated an opinion upon the relevance of the Northwood idea. Some of you may agree totally, while others may completely disagree. At the core of the Northwood Idea is the notion of developing the character of the student and learning how to serve others (Watts, 2014). As students, our character is developed by subscribing to the Judeo-Christian ethic by means of following the golden rule, emphasizing work and thrift, and understanding the importance of business.
This country was founded on the idea of a Judeo-Christian ethic because our founding Father’s heritage was influenced greatly upon this ideology. This school of thought
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As Friedman wrote in the book, “When We Are Free”, the roll of the government is very straightforward. Their roles are there to preserve law and order, protect us from foreign enemies, set the framework for the rules to operate, establish justice, provide a common media for exchange, and provide for people in “dire” stress (Friedman, 2014, p. 88). I am all for the government doing those six things and only those six things. I do not want them telling me where I can shop, what I can eat, or worse yet how much money is too much for me to earn or collect. I believe that most of you would agree with me when I say, I really don’t think that the government can make decisions that are “good” for us better than we could make those decisions on our own.
I think we all understand the importance of business through the eyes of capitalism in America today. As I researched free market and capitalistic ideas I came across something I wanted to share with you all. Here is a review of a recent survey completed in mid-October of this year that revealed some interesting results (PewResearchCenter, 2014). The Pew Research Center poled the people of 44 different countries this past spring. This simple question asked was whether they agree or disagree with the following statement, “Most people are better off in a free market economy, even though some people are rich and some are poor." The pole reveled an interesting outcome. Worldwide, 66% of those

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