Archive | December, 2009

The Bailout and Stimulus of the American Economy

For an overview of the financial crisis of 2007-2009, please read An American Financial Collapse: What Happened on Wall Street? Since it became clear that the U.S. was in the midst of an economic recession in 2008, the federal government has invested trillions to promote economic stability and, eventually, growth. These investments can be classified […]

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Twenty First Century Hate: Extremism in Germany

The Nazi party didn’t die with Hitler. Neo-Nazism is still present around the world, but especially in Germany. Many Germans are disgusted by the far-right group while others still adhere to the group’s rhetoric. Despite the country’s calculated efforts to stamp out its extremist past, the neo-Nazi movement remains alive and well in Germany, forging […]

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Capitalism, All Rights Reserved

Reconsidering Socialism as a Solution, not a System “All socialist utopias come to grief with roast beef and apple pie” – German sociologist Werner Sombart, 1905 Americans like getting what they want, when they want it. They like their roast beef and apple pie. They don’t like socialism. Why not? Because when we have food […]

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Honest Politics

Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I. He won’t tell you. I just did. -Walter Mondale, Democratic presidential candidate, 1984. After pledging his honesty to the American people by being forthright about tax hikes in the 1984 presidential race, Walter Mondale went on to receive the lowest number of electoral votes in the […]

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