A Pro-Capitalist Political Agenda

A Pro-Capitalist Political Agenda

In modern democracies, political cycles never end. As soon as one election is over, those in government office or aspiring to such an office are already running for the next election. Having recently attended a public forum of state-level candidates looking to the...
King of Debt Takes the Reins

King of Debt Takes the Reins

The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 provides the best recent precedent for the unexpected triumph of Donald Trump (in my opinion, the other post-war Republican takeovers of the White House –Ike in ’52, Nixon ’68, and W. in ’00 – did not constitute a real break...
What Voting Is and Is Not

What Voting Is and Is Not

Your right to vote does not mean you have the right to anything you want. It’s easy for a candidate to say, “free health care for all,” or “free college for all.” And it’s easy to cast a vote in favor of that policy. It happens every election, unfortunately. But when...
Why So Many Politicians Are Crooks

Why So Many Politicians Are Crooks

Why are so many politicians crooks? How did an obvious crook get to be the nominee for one of the country’s two major parties? The answer is unbelievably obvious. Think about it. We ask our politicians to provide almost unlimited goods and services. We don’t just want...
Election 2016: The Dangers of a Trump Presidency

Election 2016: The Dangers of a Trump Presidency

Donald Trump’s attackers have desperately tried to stick him with every accusation imaginable: Was Trump on cocaine at the debate? Did he appear in an adult film? Was his wife an illegal immigrant? Now it’s the recording of Trump boasting about forcing himself on...