Category Archives: Politics

Our Schizophrenic Politics: Sex, Health, Religion, Money, and Other Important Stuff

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “schiz•o•phren•ic, adjective: Of, relating to, or characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic elements. “Let’s talk about one reason why politics makes us all a little crazy — its incoherent mix … Continue reading

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Does Money Buy Elections? When Billionaires Court Voters [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Another election looms, and the question on everyone’s mind is: Will the big donors get their money’s worth? “Cynicism about money in politics is a healthy response to our long history of cronyism. When $700 billion … Continue reading

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13 argumentos para o capitalismo liberal em 13 minutos [texto]

Stephen R. C. Hicks Departamento de Filosofia e Centro para a Ética e Empreendedorismo Rockford University, Illinois, USA 1º Argumento Primeiro, vamos definir nossos termos. Por “liberalismo” nos referimos a um conjunto de princípios que são institucionalizados. Os cientistas políticos … Continue reading

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The Love Canal Environmental Disaster — Four Decades Later [new “The Good Life” column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “First, some good news about the 1970s Love Canal environmental disaster in New York: long-term studies have shown no increase in rates of cancer or birth defects among the area’s residents. That’s … Continue reading

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Our Che Guevara Problem [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Chances are good that someone you know owns a Che t-shirt. Romanticized versions of Ernesto Guevara Lynch’s bearded face are popular on campuses and elsewhere — so popular that the American chain … Continue reading

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Who Really Wants to Solve the Problem of Poverty? [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Let me share with you the most impressive number of our generation: 600 million. “That is how many people have been lifted out of extreme poverty in the last 25 years. Never … Continue reading

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Mill on government capture

John Stuart Mill uses his crystal ball to predict our circumstance — and/or he learned from history: “When nobody, or only some small fraction, feels the degree of interest in the general affairs of the State necessary to the formation … Continue reading

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Plato on games and educating for rule-following

The Laws is Plato’s last book. Its dialogue is set in Crete and led by an Athenian who is never identified. He converses with a citizen from Sparta and a politician from Crete. The politician has been given the authority … Continue reading

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