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NPR and the Johnson Amendment

4 Jan 2020 3 minute read Daniel Goldman

Many people think that the Johnson Amendment is about religion, but it’s not. It’s about politics. And NPR constantly ignores it. The Johnson Amendment seems to come up in political discussions a lot. The amendment, named after Lyndon B. Johnson, t...

Global Wealth Potential from Solar Energy

1 Jan 2020 4 minute read Daniel Goldman

If Earth were a closed system, economics would be a zero, or worse a negative sum game. Luckily it’s not. A common argument against the ability for life to exist is that the second law of thermodynamics states that entropy increases within a closed...

Returning to the Gold Standard is Foolish

28 Dec 2019 5 minute read Daniel Goldman

It's also brilliant. In 1933, the US government wanted full control over the ability to manipulate and create its currency, and so it largely abandoned the gold standard. No country in existence today relies on the gold standard. Some argue that th...

Destroying The Unspoken Fourth Branch of Government

5 Dec 2019 6 minute read Daniel Goldman

People often call the media “the fourth estate” but there is a fourth branch of government hiding right under our noses. Everyone knows that there are three branches of government: the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judic...

How Dare Employers Profit off Their Employees?!

1 Dec 2019 5 minute read Daniel Goldman

What’s the deal with employers getting so much money while their employees get so little? Employers (owners) are often seen as worthless components of the economic puzzle, where the employees (workers) are the ones who do everything and the employe...

That’s not Socialism

26 Nov 2019 6 minute read Daniel Goldman

What so many people, including many self labeled socialists, get wrong.   But that’s not socialism. These institutions fly in the face of the very founding ideals of socialist thinkers. In fact, I will show further along in this discussion, a quote...

Project Outpost: A Cooperative for Item Exchange

25 Nov 2019 2 minute read Daniel Goldman

If we want to get rid of an item, some of the options we have are eBay, Amazon, or some pawn shop or consignment shop. eBay and Amazon have opened the world of retail to the masses. And that's great. Some new startups, piggybacking off of the success...

Ageism: Cultures on the Brink of an All out War

12 Nov 2019 3 minute read Daniel Goldman

The antagonism between baby boomers and millennials is on the rise, and it’s bordering on outright bigotry. This country is really on the brink of an all out civil war. While historically there has been tensions between generations, as each generat...

An Anarchist’s Argument for Voting

3 Nov 2019 2 minute read Daniel Goldman

Many anarchists do not vote, because they consider voting an exercise of force against others. But that’s only the case in certain instances.   It’s election season. It’s always election season. Ah wonderful Democracy. It’s such a wonderful form of...

America and Italy, a Story Written in Ancient Rome?

17 Oct 2019 4 minute read Daniel Goldman

Trump has a habit of saying things that are really stupid, or at least things that sound stupid. Many people think that he really is an idiot. I’m not sure. A common rule of thumb is to never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained...