The negative income tax, or NIT, is a system where people who make under a certain income receive a certain amount of money from the government over the course of a year. Let me elaborate. Let’s say that the NIT threshold, where the government would not let you fall under, was $15,000/yr. Let’s also say … Continue reading A Case for the Negative Income Tax
A couple weeks ago some of my friends started college. One of them said that in their sociology class their teacher started the class with asking, “Is George Washington a terrorist?”, to which another friend of mine said, “Yeah, the British probably saw him as we see ISIS today”. The teacher had asked the question … Continue reading George Washington a Terrorist?
Before I go into my actual defense of it, I'll explain how the Electoral College works. The amount of electoral votes in each state isn't entirely based off of population. The states gets its votes from the amount of Representatives and Senators it has. The number of Representatives are determined by the amount of congressional … Continue reading Defending The Electoral College
As the climate change debate looms over the world an important aspect many have not considered is the effect of climate change on Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG). The link between climate change and NSAG's is not simple and linear by any means. Climate change and it's increasing impact does not directly lead to instability and … Continue reading The Terror of Climate Change
Net Neutrality is one of the most contentious topics on the internet, largely due to the fact that it directly effects internet users and ISPs alike. While many tech moguls and blogosphere titans are virulently pro-Net-Neutrality, their opinions are lacking in nuance and are heavily influenced by the interests of some of the internet's largest … Continue reading Against Net Neutrality
The Alt-Right is a right-wing populist movement centered on nationalism, protectionism, and opposition to immigration. They try to brand themselves as an "alternative to the mainstream conservatives" and encompass a diverse range of right-wing ideologies from Trump Conservatives to people who take the movement to a more radical, racist, and fascist route. Recently the movement … Continue reading Where is the Alt-Right Going?
The Political Compass Quiz is a near-ubiquitous tool of the online political blogosphere. It allows people to communicate their views in a succinct, visual style, and it has spawned countless memes poking fun at the many corners and regions of its 20 x 20 grid. However, looking at the Compass’ questions (and at the evident … Continue reading A Critique of the Political Compass
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) was a major topic in American politics up until recently. Though the popularity of the issue has died down; I still want to give some information about the case. The DAPL has been widely hated due to its crossing of ancient Sioux burial grounds, the Missouri River, and Lake Oahe. … Continue reading The Case For DAPL
We are often told that we have a healthcare crisis. Told that we have a healthcare crisis because medical costs are climbing and the quality of medical care is not. Told that we have a healthcare crisis because drug corporations and health insurers are greedy and driving sick people to bankruptcy. And at the end … Continue reading The Health Care Crisis
Liberalism today is associated with social liberalism and social democracy, yet it is a word which once was representative of liberty in both the cultural and economic sense. To fully understand what liberalism represented, it is important to understand its effect on modern society. In the 17th century in England, the ideas of early liberalism … Continue reading The Case for Classical Liberalism