Tagged: politics

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There Will Be Bureaucracy

To those who decry government inefficiency, I’ll see your DMV and raise you a cable guy. Or a tech support voicemail system. Or how about a stack of TPS reports with outdated cover sheets?...

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Universal Health Care and Job Creators

In recent years, conservative politicians have talked about creating more jobs to boost the economy. They talk about lowering taxes on wealthy “job creators”. However, I think that the best way to stimulate business...

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The Corporate States of America

Update: Due to popular demand, The Corporate States of America is now available as an 18×12″ signed and numbered poster. This is a map of “The Corporate States of America“. For each of the...

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Dying Days of the Republic

Sometimes it feels like we are in the dying days of the republic. Have previous generations felt so pessimistic about America’s future? I don’t think so. While I think that a democracy is fragile...

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Corporate Feudalism: The End of Nation States

Have you ever read Dune? Set 20,000 years in the future, it tells of a universe controlled by a hodgepodge of corporate and feudal interests. There’s an emperor balanced against a council of noble...

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Opposing Censorship. Opposing SOPA.

The internet is abuzz with opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). With these two acts, the United States Congress would drastically change Intellectual Property law. And...

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A Brief Letter to the New York Times

Four years ago, in the early stages of the 2008 Presidential campaign, I got a Letter to the Editor published in the New York Times. It was only two sentences, lamenting that the use...