Guns in Conservative vs Liberal States

Data and thoughts about conservative American’s love of guns.

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A Coalition of Cities

I think of great cities. Rome, Florence, Paris, Cairo, Tokyo. Their individual atoms change over time, but the pattern — what we recognize as the city exists, evolving and growing throughout the centuries. Empires and nations rise and fall around them, but the cities remain.    Cities have always been where humanity moves forward. They are […]

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I feel like most options available to normal people for reform in this country aren't likely to succeed (protesting, calling representatives, arguing on social media). The only thing I can really think of is to donate heavily to senate and house candidates that have a chance of unseating those who are currently standing in the way of making progress.

How Blue States and Red States Compare on Income, Poverty, Obesity, and Crime

I’ve always had a strong interest in government and society in general. How policy decisions affect the well-being of individuals, and in turn how those individuals feed that back into their preferences for government. After the 2020 election, I was very curious to see how conservatives and liberals have drifted — to learn more about […]

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Self Taxing and the Society Investment Fund

My news feeds are inundated by news of Trump slashing government investment in numerous programs and organizations. Things like 5.8 billion from the National Institues of Health, and cuts to the EPA, education, the sciences and anything else that may actually help propel us forward as a civilization. But this stuff is important. These things […]

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Education Must Become Technology-Based

Education is one of the most (if not the most) important features of a strong society. As much as we gripe about our current education system, America does actually have a good system; It produces some of the best thinkers on the planet and does a reasonable job of giving everyone the base-level skills needed […]

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Election 2016 in Graphs

I don’t think there is anything really shocking or new with the graphs below, but it is always interesting to see our political views correlated with where we live, levels of education, and even things like obesity.  

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Why a Flat Tax is Bad

A flat taxes is one of those things that sounds good and from a common sense perspective, it’s obvious that we should enact one. ¬†However, that “obvious” nature of it masks what is really a flawed idea that would likely have a pretty negative impact on society. Fairness A fair tax system is one in […]

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