About The Author

Jake Dorsch is a libertarian activist, bank teller, investor and aspiring future economist from Green Bay, Wisconsin that is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in both political science and quantitative economics at Drake University. He is currently on track to graduate a year early and will likely continue to obtain a master’s degree in econometrics.

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I’ve dabbled into commentary on the state of American politics before but it has become evident that politics, at least in America, is no longer about policy – it’s about rhetoric and culture. Utilitarian arguments simply aren’t heard and certainly

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The classic, often repetitive, argument from the left is that the repeal of Glass-Steagall and deregulation in the economy caused the 2008 economic woes and the housing market crash. As convenient as it would be to say Glass-Steagall caused the recession,

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Before I’m attacked for coming off as an avid, anti-American isolationist, I will concede that the “enemy of my enemy is my friend” strategy has worked before. Shaking hands with Stalin was necessary to destroy the fascist regimes in Germany,

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The economy has thrived since Trump’s inauguration, to the dismay of many. The Dow Jones has jumped time and time again, the inflation rate has fluctuated without becoming a cause of worry and the unemployment rate has fallen. That said, much

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Political parties breed inconsistencies. “Liberal” and “conservative” have very different meanings than what they previously held. The Republican Party, for instance, is a combination of supply-side economics, social conservatism and nationalism, while the Democratic Party is supposed to be socialist-leaning with

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Political talk in America has reached new lows and it has become evident that our pundits and politicians are not having the right conversations. Ultimately, there are a handful of undeniable economic truths that need to be acknowledged, for the time

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Is neo-liberalism to blame for wealth inequality? Much of the rhetoric surrounding the far left and Green Party, regarding economics, are about the horrible condition of income inequality, and the inability of the middle and lower classes to experience financial

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