Category Archives: economic inequality

The Deception Behind the Existential Threats to American Democracy

Trump was tolerated by Republican elites in the belief that “norms” were corrupt and needed to be destroyed. Trump supposedly failed because he lacked the discipline to target his creative/destructive tendencies effectively. In addition, he lacked advisors with the insight … Continue reading

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Your Social Needs Determine Where You Are on the Pyramid

Abraham Maslow (1902-1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority. Maslow’s original basic needs are all related to things we … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories, the Occult and the Neoliberal Phoenix

Newspeak is a fictional language created to limit free expression and maintain the Party orthodoxy. Orwell explains that Newspeak follows most of the rules of English grammar, yet is a language characterized by a continually diminishing vocabulary; complete thoughts reduced to simple terms of … Continue reading

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How Political Nihilism Affects Your Freedom

Political nihilism is the belief that no government is really needed, it believes that individuals can get by without any social institutions – consistent with a minimal government that never gets too bad – in that there is not much … Continue reading

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Social Paradox of the Concept of Freedom in the West

Hayek’s view is human cooperation, social order, and economic prosperity are only possible where human freedom is maximized, subject to the constraints of a legal and moral code that demarcate the realms of mine and thine. Freedom of action within … Continue reading

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Individualism and Social Fragmentation Are the Basis of the Social Policy of the Populist Right

Social policy has served as a powerful magnet for both political rage and mobilization within the contemporary global context of rising right‐wing populist and authoritarian politics. Social policy is also conventionally considered to encompass several related areas such as housing … Continue reading

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On Understanding the Violence of Poverty

Poverty is a socio-economic issue. Socio-economic issues, factors that can have negative influence on an individuals’ economic activity, includes: lack of education, cultural and religious discrimination, unemployment and corruption. Violence does not cause poverty. Violence is a symptom of poverty. … Continue reading

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Beware: Populism Has Created a Culture of Victimhood

Trump’s victim politics is a complete fraud, an old trick used by economic elite to keep working-class Americans fighting each other rather than focusing on processes to counter the plutocrats who are ripping them off. Trump and his allies stoke … Continue reading

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We Must Reign in the Plutocracy to Close the Gap

The job of the politician in a plutocracy is always to find the line that provides the lowest level of pay, security, housing, consumer protection, health care and political access for society so that the economic elite can extract and … Continue reading

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Big Data Accountability and the Challenge of Institutional Discrimination

Discrimination can include comments, actions or decisions that make people feel unwelcome or uncomfortable, based on their identity or ability. It can also include policies, rules, and ways of doing things that knowingly or unknowingly disadvantage some groups of people, … Continue reading

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