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

The outcome of the German federal elections, in late September, left Chancellor Angela Merkel in power, as her party the CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic/Socialist Union) took a plurality of the seats in the Bundestag, giving her the right to form a

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

Economics ought to be an area in which we’re all on the same side, because it’s just math; cold, hard, calculated objectivity. The problem is, people have feelings and aren’t always objective.  Their subjective experiences, their circumstances, and their self-interests cloud

By now, we’ve all heard the myth promulgated by progressives that they are people of tolerance. With slogans like “Love Trumps Hate” and “He will not divide us”, they’ve held onto this idea to preserve the notion that they are

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