Category Archives: Politics

Government Should Not Be Spared from the Austerity It Is Inflicting on Society

Government Should Not Be Spared from the Austerity It Is Inflicting on Society

So far millions in the private sector have lost their jobs or have been furloughed—but not many in government have. Many government employees continue to get salaries and benefits despite not working. Their agencies most certainly will not have as much work to do since major portions of the economy are closing down. Many agencies won’t even be needed any longer, but you better believe they will continue to be funded and probably expanded over time. That is outrageous. As we suffer economically, government should not be exempted.

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America Is a Technocracy, Not a Democracy

America Is a Technocracy, Not a Democracy

Perhaps never before in American history have the unelected technocrats played such an enormous role in shaping public policy in America. [In Washington] The real policymaking takes place among unelected experts, who decide for themselves—with minimal oversight or control from actual elected officials—what will happen in terms of public policy. The people who really run the country are these experts and bureaucrats at the central banks, at public health agencies, intelligence agencies and an expanding network of boards and commissions.

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With Super Tuesday Upon Us, Here’s What We’re Looking At From Now Till November

With Super Tuesday Upon Us, Here’s What We’re Looking At From Now Till November

Super Tuesday is here – the first major milestone in the Democratic primaries that will set the tone for the rest of the 2020 election. Believe it or not, all of the primaries up till this point have amounted to just 4% of pledged delegates in the race. Super Tuesday, on the other hand, will see 34% of the overall delegates awarded.

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Calculating The Californication Of America

Calculating The Californication Of America

Beset by high housing costs, crippling taxes, astronomical gas prices, wildfires, and rolling blackouts, Californians are heading for the exits. That’s sparking anxiety in places where these Golden State migrants are relocating. Much of this anxiety revolves around fears that the migrants will transform the politics and culture of the places that they’re moving to—bringing an appetite for big, intrusive government. But a new survey suggests that, while plenty of people are looking to leave California, many are fleeing the state’s high costs and politics and may not be interested in voting for the same things in their new homes.

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Virginia Is Only the Beginning

Virginia Is Only the Beginning

Despite smears and scare tactics from the Virginia law enforcement and the corporate press, thousands of protestors have landed in the capital of Old Dominion in response to an anti-gun agenda being pushed by the new solid-blue state government. While large protests aren’t particularly unique in American politics, this particular event has captured the media’s imaginations in no small part […]

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Economics: The “Other Side” of Politics

Economics: The “Other Side” of Politics

The realm of politics is to coordinate solutions beyond what decentralized actors and organizations can themselves achieve. This is done through the power of the state (coercion). Thus, the scope and use of politics as a means is strictly limited to where it is the better solution for society and its constituents.  This means that the boundary of the proper use of politics […]

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Meet the Spendthrifts

Meet the Spendthrifts

Meet the Spendthrifts; an American family who spends a lot more money than it earns each year. Last year, the Spendthrifts made just over $34,000 but spent more than $44,000. Nearly $10,000 of their spending came from borrowing—they put the excess spending on their credit cards. The problem is that their credit card debt was over $215,000 at the start of the year, bringing it to over $227,000 at year-end. Oh, and they weren’t making any monthly credit card payments. But the Spendthrifts are not an actual family. Rather, they represent the federal government, just add nine more zeroes to all the above numbers and you end up with the federal budget and debt as of September 28, 2019.

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Why “One Man, One Vote” Doesn’t Work

Why “One Man, One Vote” Doesn’t Work

The US Senate is increasingly targeted by left-wing think tanks and legislators for the fact it is based on “voter inequality.” According to critics, the Senate ensures small states are “overrepresented,”and the body favors voters in smaller and more sparsely populated states. In contrast, reformers hold up the concept of “one man, one vote” as an ideal and a solution. But, is it?

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