Political Articles
  • A Brief History on John F. Kennedy
  • by Bonny Blake
  • In the life of this great nation, a few of its presidents have emerged from the pack as truly memorable historic even more than others.In recent memory, there is probably no other president that brings up emotions of respect and admiration as much as that of John F. Kennedy.
  • Fort McMurray in 2030
  • by PT Smith
  • Fort McMurray residents contribute to vision for the communities future.
  • A Travesty Of Western Justice
  • by Morgan McFinn
  • Quilt of Western nations motivates U.N. trial of the Khmer Rouge. Little, if any, compensation awarded to survivors of the victims.
  • Table Flags Can Convey A Lot Of Ideas
  • by Tom Gates
  • Ever wondered what table flags are? What do they represent? Why are they present at all the important places? Well, they represent a lot and they need a lot. They may represent an individual, an organization, a group or a whole nation. They may be a symbol of professionalism and integrity of an organization and they may also be a sign of integrity and pride of a nation.
  • Financial Crisis: Taking the First Step to Recovery
  • by Chris Snow
  • The current economic situation cannot be tolerated any longer. Drastic measures need to be taken in order to decrease the national debt and diminish the trade deficit substantially, so that a debt to GDP ratio sustainable for a productive economy enjoying an acceptable level of growth can be attained. Fiat currencies need to be greatly devalued so that respective national debts can be largely floated away. The Eurozone should be dissolved now.
  • Who's Really To Blame?
  • by Charles Frank
  • No one can deny that we're in economic trouble. However there is serious disagreement on whose to blame for this mess that we're in. In the midst of the finger pointing, the following article is designed to give you some "food for thought" on the real culprit(s) of the situation that we find ourselves in.
  • Great Strategies To Counter Financial Crisis
  • by Chris Snow
  • That we are faced with a hideous financial disaster perpetrated over time by the deficit spending of governments and central banks, fractional reserve banking of fiat currency, electronic credit propagation of more fiat currency, excessive printing by way of quantitative easing of even more fiat currency, has all told decreased the value of the US Dollar by more than 95% since 1913 when the Federal Reserve was born to haunt us until our fiat end.
  • The Effects of the Financial Crisis
  • by Chris Snow
  • The financial crisis is well under way. We have already seen what central governments can do in order to induce local governments to pay off their debt. In the Cyprus debt crisis, depositors with more than the European Union guaranteed deposit of Euro 100,000 were levied a 40% tax on their deposits thus averting the country from going bankrupt. This is not to mention the bondholders and stockholders of various Cypriot banks who were wiped out.
  • Public Housing Turns To Resident Advisors On Boards
  • by Marie Hadel
  • Often times, being in public housing can feel like being part of a great bureaucratic machine that doesn't care one whit about who you are or what you need. Resident advisory boards help to deal with that feeling of separation by giving residents a chance to play an active role in what happens in their communities and allowing them to build a social support network.
  • The Growing Middle Class in Mexico
  • by Mo Maya
  • As of 2012, Mexico is the North American leader in middle class growth.The fact that Mexico's middle class is growing should not be a surprise to most people: As an industrious and family-friendly nation, it was only a matter of time. However, the timing of Mexico's rise of Middle Class Growth is quite impressive.
  • Winning At Police Auctions
  • by Oliver Brand
  • The chances are you didn't even know that police auctions existed until today. That's natural as not a lot of people do. Those that do know where and when the regular auctions are will try and keep this information to themselves for obvious reasons. They certainly do not want to give away information that is currently giving them huge savings and making them a decent profit in the process.
  • My Favorite Government Handout
  • by Morgan McFinn
  • This essay addresses the current political/economic crisis in the U.S.A. The author has lived abroad for 20 years during which time he has come to appreciate and respect where he came from more than where he has been. All the best to the U.S. of A.
  • City Business Tax Late Fees
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • Every year, I phoned my S.J. company license dept. and asked why I did not ever get an original invoice, just their late letter. The person consistently stated they really did send me a regular invoice several months ago; but after three years in a row, now I believe it may be a rip-off.
  • Confronting the African Political Dilemma
  • by Z. Allan Ntata
  • The challenge concerning moral and productive political leadership in Africa is essentially the age-old conflict between patriotism and personal gain. For a long time in Africa, this conflict has favoured personal gain because of the agendas that ...
  • The Changing Russian Landscape
  • by Katie Smith
  • The geopolitical landscape is evolving. The relationship between the two old cold war foes, the US and Russia is deteriorating. Not quite at the cold war stage yet, but relations are getting frosty.
  • Prohibition in a Market Economy
  • by Jeffrey Dhywood
  • Drug prohibition violates the law of supply and demand, and therefore is not practically and efficiently enforceable in a market economy, with catastrophic consequences. It promotes the emergence of a class of super-capitalists, the drug traffickers, operating unencumbered by the rule of law. Thus an activity declared illegal and therefore criminal lead to an explosion of real crime. Corruption and violence become the rule of law.
  • This Week In North Africa
  • by Katie Smith
  • Reporting from Northern Africa continues to be dominated this week by the aftermath of the gas plant attack in Algeria on 16 January and the French intervention in Mali. French forces have so far succeeded in putting pressure on jihadist forces in northern Mali, resulting in one of the main groups, Ansar Dine, splitting.
  • By Treaty, We Owe It To the Indians To Save The Salmon, We Can Do This
  • by Ronald A Newcomb
  • The author argues at some length that salmon can be saved along with most, but not all, dams currently impeding their passage by devolving the Kaplan generator back to a full Archimedes screw and slowing the flows to allow bi-directional fish passage. He provides additional resources, a website with more arguments, to back the claim. This is a century old problem as of 2013.
  • How to Survive a Natural Disaster or Economic Collapse
  • by Michael Tveter
  • In our society today, food is not something we think about in terms of need. We eat for pleasure. We think "what would I like to eat for lunch today?" and "what dinner would make our sunday feel special". As americans we take our food supplies for granted. We expect to have unlimited quantities available 24 hours a day. Therefore the average american has no idea how to prepare for a disaster that becomes out of their control.
  • Tragic Death in Delhi
  • by Peter B
  • If you feel outraged by the tragic death of the 23 year old woman in Delhi, this article suggests how to transform the desire for revenge into a more compassionate, heartfelt response using the power of empathy.
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