By Nicholas Baum When we normally think of the “political spectrum,” we picture a linear scale extending in opposite directions. The left side we think of as “liberal” or “progressive,” and the right side we consider “conservative.” We like to use this one dimensional map as a way of comparing and contrasting different ideologies and beliefs, simplifying the complexities … [Read more...] about Is Individualism vs. Collectivism the New Left vs. Right?
By Sukhayl Niyazov In big and diverse countries, it is important that smaller units adapt their laws to the local peculiarities and specifics of the economic and public health situation. That is why Donald Trump, when announcing the plan to get America back to work, allowed for states to decide when to reopen, for a single nationwide lifting of restrictions will prove to be … [Read more...] about Local Sensitivity and the Value of Decentralization: Understanding Why Tyranny Is More Common in Centralized States
By Brad Polumbo A new “Hero Pay” mandate in Long Beach, California has inadvertently cost some frontline grocery workers their jobs. “Ralphs and Food 4 Less, both owned by the parent company Kroger, announced Monday that they will be closing 25% of their stores in Long Beach after the city council passed an ordinance requiring companies with over 300 employees nationwide … [Read more...] about Local Kroger Stores Close as California “Hero Pay” Ordinance Backfires
By Joakim Book When the melting pot has stopped melting and started stirring, you need to try something else. America was always the land of opportunity, where working hard meant getting ahead and doing well was not just allowed but encouraged. Where you could mind your own business and where your right to believe the craziest of things was routinely accepted and then … [Read more...] about The Only Way To Win Is Not To Play
By Caitlin Johnstone A policeman sees a drunk man crawling around on his hands and knees at night and asks what the problem is. The drunk man says he’s trying to find his keys, so the officer gets down and starts searching with him. For a few minutes they crawl around hunting for the missing key ring by the light of the street lamp before the policeman stands up … [Read more...] about The Streetlight Effect: When People Look Within The System For Solutions To The System