Tag Archives: war

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

Posted in Books and Authors, Opinion Pieces and Editorials, Politics and Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

You Don’t Need to be a Pacifist to Support Ron Paul

Many people support Ron Paul’s domestic plans, but they balk when they listen to what he has to say about foreign policy. It does not help that many of Ron Paul’s supporters are in fact pacifists who talk about how … Continue reading

Posted in Politics and Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why the Peace Sign Makes Me Uneasy

Somebody flashes you the peace sign. What do you do? I usually try to smile it off and walk away, because, after all, not everything is worth fighting about.  But it makes me uneasy, and sometimes I have an almost … Continue reading

Posted in Mathematics, Opinion Pieces and Editorials, Politics and Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments