Category Archives: Politics and Philosophy

Anything to do with social relations writ large, politics and philosophy.

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr was the third vice president of the United States. That was the highest office to which he attained, though if he had not been kept from it by the Spanish spy James Wilkinson, he might one day have … Continue reading

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Disenfranchised

What would a choice by the people look like in a political context? Would it mean that the people, each individually, gather together in rooms, in their own communities, hash out what they would like to vote for, and then … Continue reading

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Can I get a toy and a senior discount on my Happy Meal?

Freedom and slavery are but illusions. Freedom is just an illusion where order is arrived through informed consent and slavery is simply order where consent is irrelevant. We like order, but we implicity understand that it is not perfect. We … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol Revisited

A Christmas Carol Revisited: Analyzing George C. Scott’s Scrooge [This article was originally published on Hubpages in 2010 and eventually de-indexed.] An Excerpt from A Christmas Carol “At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking … Continue reading

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Songs of Slavery

Songs of Slavery Slavery, as a human institution, has existed since time immemorial. It is sanctioned in the Bible and was practiced by the Greeks and the Romans. It was prevalent in medieval eastern Europe, and it was even a … Continue reading

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Lobbying the Madisons: Letters to James and Dolley

When the government has done us wrong, any attempt to seek redress is fraught with difficulty. Ironically, people find it much easier to ask for a handout or a government job or a special favor than to ask for justice. … Continue reading

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Who Should Pay for Waging War?

War is a zero sum game, in which nations battle over territory and natural resources. It therefore follows that those who get the most territory for the least expenditure of resources are the most successful. For this reason, war should be financed at the expense of the enemy, and not at the expense of one’s own people. In lieu of taxation, issuing letters of marque and reprisal is a better choice. Continue reading

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What is Work?

On Labor Day, we celebrate all those toilers who labor for others. But what exactly is work? Why do we work? If you work and nobody pays you, are you still working? Why get a job? Is it still a job if you pay for the privilege of working? As Tom Sawyer. He knows how to get people to pay him for working. Continue reading

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Why I Am Voting For Obama Again

There seems to be some conservatives who think Americans who are voting for Obama again are not as politically aware or informed as they might be, so this is my opinion piece to refute this assertion.  I am not saying all conservatives … Continue reading

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Another Glimpse into the True Heart of this President

President Obama, 7/13/2012: “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. … Continue reading

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