Category: Politics

Rebuilding the Commons Part 1

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A while back there was a lot of discussion around a pair of essays penned by venture capitalist Paul Graham. The first one is well researched, thoughtful, and raises a compelling hypothesis of what he believes are the unique forces…

The BDC VS the GOP

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We must now come to terms with the reality that we now have a three party political system. We have the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Burn it Down Crazies (BDC). The Republicans have tried to maintain a coalition with…

Second Class

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I’ve been trying to formulate an honest and measured opinion about the latest trend of unarmed black men being killed by the police. I’ve tried to distance myself and tried to put myself in the position of the police who…

The Other Too Big To Fail

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There is a lot of talk going around about raising the minimum wage. Conservatives have coalesced around the idea that raising the minimum wage right now is a terrible idea because it will hurt small business. According to conservatives the…

The Incentive: Taxes

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Super fast gigabit Internet access: It is something all consumers want or it is something consumers really have little interest in. I’ve decided to start this piece here because as I write this both of those statements appear to be…

Congress: Representing the 30%

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Not too long ago I posted a piece on the problems with volunteerism. While I’m a fan of the work of many volunteer and charitable organizations I don’t see them as alternatives to mandatory institutions. One aspect of American society that…