What Scares Me About The American Left

I have become more and more uneasy with some of the manifestations of the modern left in America – identity politics, the campus PC culture, privilege theory, flirtation with far-left economic policies. Supporters say they are fighting for equality and justice.  I believe most are sincere and actually believe that they really are fighting for … Read more

Discussing Some Drivers Of Voter Participation

Our society is founded on the idea that the government’s legitimacy stems from its representation of what the majority of the population wants. We express this through elections in which the population chooses the representatives whom they trust most to do this. This is why voter participation is an important concept. Voter participation is the … Read more

Some Thoughts On The Universal Income Conversation

A ‘universal income’ is an idea that has been kicked around a lot in the last decade or so.  Exactly what it means, and most importantly how much it costs, depends on your definition. The basic idea is that each citizen should receive from the government an annual payment.  This idea is meant to have … Read more

Understanding the connection between Nationalism, Democracy, and Human Rights

You will hear many complaints about nationalism and tribalism these days, especially from cultural elites such as academics.  It’s become stylish to present these as negative ideologies that contribute to wars, etc. The implication is that human beings can somehow function without the group parts of their identity.  But before we throw the baby out … Read more

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