politics

Book Review: To the Edge

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To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis was a book unlike any other historical analysis I have read so far. This wa...

Debt, Greece, and Democracy

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Joseph Stiglitz recently wrote in the Guardian how the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s treatment of Greece was anti-democratic.  I disagree,...

Two Years Post-Snowden: ACLU vs Clapper

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On May 7th, after a near two year ordeal, the ACLU successfully won their case against James Clapper, the head of the National Security Agency. The second ci...

Book Review: Why Nations Fail

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Finished this book recently and wanted to make a general review on it. I will do my best to make a relatively small summation of a mammoth of a book. Why I c...

4/20: ‘Abolish the War on Drugs’ Day

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I think most people sit in one of two camps when it comes to April 20th: either you absolutely hate it or you love it. On one hand, some people are extremely...

Streisand Effect Continued

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I recently wrote about the Streisand Effect and the Indiana Pizza parlor that refuses to cater gay marriages. While not connected to the situation in Indiana...

Proof that Libertarians Do Not Exist

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Man, that is awkward. In his recent New York Times column, Paul Krugman states that there are no real libertarians in America. The premises of Krugman's arg...

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

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Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

Raise the Flag: The Pirate Bay Returns

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Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 1.13.15. Let me be the first to lament the ‘fall’ of The Pirate Bay, a servic...

Dying with Dignity

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Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.6.14 Dying with Dignity On November 1st, the world lost an individual who...

Cameras Won’t Solve Police Brutality

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This was originally written for the Students for Liberty blogging series, posted here on 10.7.14 Addendum 12.3.14: In light of the Grand Jury decisions regar...

Ferguson October and Police Brutality

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For SFL's blogging series, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Chelsea McCoy and her friend Greg Fister over their experience with civil disobedi...

The Hydra Effect

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This post was written originally for the Student's for Liberty website in conjunction with their new campaign this September, 'End the Drug War.' Checkout St...

Israel and Palestine: a Silent War

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Genocide - any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing...

Rioting in Brasil

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For those who don't already know, Brasil is the hosting nation of this year's World Cup. In today's semi-finals round between Brasil and Germany, and to ever...

Flags, Anthems, and Reality

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This Fourth of July is much like every one prior. There's a unifying sense of solidarity in this nation, irregardless of political alignment, wealth, and rac...

History Through the Western Canon

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The Truth is rarely pure, and never simple</p> - Oscar Wilde can· on noun \ˈka-nən\ a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something i...

Ayn Rand and Altruism

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My short analysis of a theme from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. I am probably going to skip to something else for my next post, but I will probably be doing ano...

Ayn Rand and the State

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About 2 weeks ago I finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Given its sheer length in pages, a whopping 1701(kindle edition), to make just a single post dedicate...

Why We Should Remember the 5th of November

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Before I start, may I say thank you for reading my very first post on WordPress! I hope this is something that grows with me, and that you'll tag along for t...