What is Newsworthy and How Does the News Shape our Perception of the World?

Preface: If anyone reading this is in the news industry, I apologize if this comes off as condemning your work. That's NOT the intention and I have the utmost respect for investigative journalism and accurate reporting. That said, we need to all be introspective in all of our endeavors to ensure that they are all …

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Do We Really Want to Tear the Whole Thing Down? An Analysis of the Counterculture Movement Inhabiting the Halls of Power and How it Came to Be

People the world over are angry and fed up with their governments. They have it worse off than generations past and there doesn't seem to be a clear way forward. From the alt-right movements occurring in nearly every western country to Brexit to the election of Trump; put frankly, people are pissed. Terrorism is rampant …

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Fake News isn’t About the News (with additional commentary)

Eons ago our ancestors lived in close knit groups who sustained themselves by foraging and hunting their food. It was advantageous to be the leader of that group. Being the leader afforded you access to food  and water first, ensuring you were the least likely to starve or go thirsty. It also afforded you access …

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The Social Aspects of the American Climate Change Debate – Why Logic Doesn’t Work

In American society, there is a debate raging on the legitimacy of global warming and to a further extent whether it is anthropogenic or not.  This seems to be uniquely American, like so many other things are.  The whole world came together, from the poorest nations to the wealthiest nations to the ones whose whole …

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A Brief Analysis of Why we Make Unethical Business Decisions

People are people and corporations are groups of people. Therefore, if a corporation is just a group of people, shouldn't it have the same legal rights as a single person? After all a corporation, just as a person, needs to be able to own property, defend itself in court, sell property, etc. Shouldn't it therefore …

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Recognization of the Limitations of Humanity with Respect to a Free Market System

In general, we as people like to be free to do what we please. We do not like to be restricted in what we can do and thus tend to gravitate towards places and societies where we are the most free. Taken to its conclusion, this means a system with no rules would be ideal, …

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How the Estate Tax Could Stimulate the Economy (If Done Right)

The estate tax in the US taxes an individual's estate upon their death with the amount varying by estate value and the skill of the estate planner among other things. Many critics consider this double taxation and I would agree. The individuals are assumed to have worked hard for their money and property and were …

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The New Church – The Power Dynamics of Non-Citizen Entities on Government

When our nation was established, the founding fathers had many examples to draw up upon to inspire the separation of church and state. In many governments past, the church and state were inextricably intertwined. The state couldn't do anything without consulting the church, whatever church that may have been. Take mideaval Europe and the Catholic …

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