It’s happened again, another tragedy in America, and once more we hear the cries for systematic change echo from coast to coast. Instead of berating you with countless policy prescriptions in the aftermath, and whether or not they will deter
The empirical philosophers and lovers of science tell me to begin each thought with an observable fact. I’ll begin with the triumph of capitalism - not over communism but over evil itself in the form of poverty. That poverty is currently
Most people consider consent to be a straight forward concept. Parties voluntarily agreeing beforehand to the actions taking place between them sounds simple enough, right? Unfortunately, life – and more specifically, the state – has a way of overcomplicating situations.
Last night Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address, punctuated with painfully elongated applause, heart-warming stories of triumph, and gut-wrenching stories of tragedy. After much speculation we’ve finally arrived a year later to address the question -
We’ve all had that experience where someone around us repeats a word endlessly, until a point where it loses its meaning in our heads altogether. Oftentimes referred to as semantic satiation, insults can likewise lose meaning when repeated ad nauseam.
On January 20th, the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, over a million women marched against misogyny. At the forefront of their concerns were sexual assault, the lack of political engagement, and Trump’s divisive policies. This seemed noble, as I desire precisely zero
After much debate, I’m making a call right now: sports need to be banned from schools. In a world where so many children already feel ashamed of their bodies and have low self-esteem, requiring athletics in gym class is an
Being a libertarian in this day and age is tough. With politics at possibly the most tense point in a generation (especially in the US), it’s safe to say emotions are running high. Unfortunately for libertarians, this leaves us with
* Note to the reader: The term “anti-immigration” to define a specific stance should not be conflated with people who are for border security. “Anti-immigration” should be understood as being both anti-immigration and pro-border security while a pro-border security stance
Last month, I wrote an article about consent in which I not only illustrated the importance consent plays in civil society, but also the inner workings of where it derives its value. Consent is often an underutilized and – judging