The most dreaded time of year is when everyone must file their taxes. Taxes are certain like death. Taxes are a necessary evil. To many people it seems that our taxes do very little for our own interests. Taxes are supposed to help the people who pay them but rather they seem to help special… Read More Economic Series Part 2: Government Budget: Taxation and Spending
Welcome to the first part of my three topic series on Economics. If you haven’t read this blog before then you should check out my last two posts that explain exactly what this series will be about. One post is here, and the introduction to this series is here. I would also suggest reading some… Read More Economic Series Part 1: To Raise or not to Raise the Minimum Wage?
I was browsing around fivethirtyeight.com, one my favorite websites right now. I came across an article discussing the idea of basic income. The article itself details the journey of a man who devoted his career to studying such a measure. I would definitely recommend that you read the original article, right NOW. Now before I… Read More Basic Income–A replacement to Socalism?
It is now 2016 and it is the election year. Donald Trump is still leading the polls for the Republican party. Hillary Clinton still leads the Democratic Party for the nomination. Interestingly, the political race has not changed much. With the Iowa causcas coming up in a month or so the stakes for the race… Read More 2016 New Year, Same old politics.
I have written numerous articles about the political candidates and the hot button issues at hand in this coming election. I have written articles urging young people to vote. My pleading and urging seems to have fallen on deaf ears. No matter how many times I write about the subject it feels like nothing ever changes.… Read More The Retirement Bubble and Young voters: Why they matter!
I hope you got a chance to watch the democratic debate on CNN tonight. It was quite the debate. It was even better than the republican debate! (I’m a conservative libertarian) The candidates gave it their all and really battle over the issues. Despite the fact that they agreed on the goals of the policy,… Read More Democratic Debate Battle Royale
The election has begun with two debates already in the books and quite a few more scheduled; its time to vote. One of my reasons for starting this blog is to help educate and encourage people to take action on issues that matter. The election process is a controversial and important role in democracy. The… Read More The Importance of Voting and the Election Process
The first democratic debate will take place on October 13, 2015. The candidates have not been officially selected. In the spirit of the debate season kicking off, I want to preview some of the candidates that will be expected. Unlike the Republican debate featuring over 20 candidates, the democratic debate will feature fewer candidates but… Read More Democratic Debate Preview 2015