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The Problem with Black Market Economics

The term ‘black market’ has a negative connotation to it and with relatively good reason. It’s often associated with transactions relating to illicit drug use, firearms sales, and prostitution. However, the negative implication of the black market is due to its being “unregulated’ by the government. It exists outside the law and therefore it must be the law that has the black market unsafe safe. While it’s true that government regulation of the market influences the operation of the black market, it’s not true that the government keeps us safe through regulation.

Problems with the Political Spectrum

Common Conception of Political Spectrum Golden Mean: Communism to Fascism The political spectrum is both well-known and misunderstood. In fact, this will be my third (and hopefully final) attempt to explain it. It's well-known because the most basic terms are used in...

Women’s Rights

In my Introduction to Human Rights, I drew of the philosophy behind rights and how they are derived. Here, I want to apply that to the issue of women's rights. Do women possess rights exclusive or different from men? Women's rights movements have centered on the fact...

What is a paradigm?

Paradigms are important; they influence how we look at the world. Sometimes they’re correct (more or less) but when they are wrong, they can have lasting and damaging effects for all of us. Here I introduce you to the concept of paradigms and why it’s so important to challenge them.

Introduction to Human Rights

Introduction to Human RightsThe issue of human rights is important. In fact, when checking google trends on this and some related terms, the topic of human rights was markedly higher to related topics like women’s rights or civil rights. Human rights are basic –...

Five Forgotten Champions of the Total State

Five Forgotten Champions of the Total State Most people are aware of the influence of Karl Marx and his ideological compatriots in building 20th-century totalitarianism. But there is another tradition of thought, dating from the early 19th century and continuing...

Political Manipulation in the 2016 Presidential Election

Dare to Think about Political Manipulation in the 2016 Presidential Election I think the only headline competing with Donald Trump’s upset of the Presidential Election, are all the stories of emotional fallout from Hillary Clinton supporters. Apparently many Clinton...

How Should We Respond to Free Speech?

Free speech can be controversial and offensive. It can introduce ideas we aren’t comfortable with or reaffirm moral trends that we don’t like. It can speak about politicians who may be violating their oaths, or supporting their ideas instead. It can speak against all...

What Free Speech is Not

← Free speech series: Introduction ← The First Amendment as the Standard Bearer ← Is offensive speech free speech? So we know that speech encompasses many forms of expression and we also know that free speech is, generally, going to result in controversial and...

Is Offensive Speech Free Speech?

← Free Speech-Introduction ← The First Amendment as the Standard Bearer (Part 1 of 4) Some forms of speech under the First Amendment are relatively innocuous, but what about offensive speech? Is offensive speech free? The penalty for penning the Declaration of...

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