Category Archives: Politics

Selfishness and lack of moral conviction in Tennessee State Legislature

Yesterday TN senators voted to not make pseudoephedrine HCl (Sudafed) a prescription drug because it would be inconvenient for consumers. Meanwhile this drug is used to illegally produce methamphetamine in Meth labs, an activity that leaves young children without parents … Continue reading

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Does increasing taxes on the wealthy hurt the economy and lead to higher unemployment?

For years Republican politicians have claimed that increasing tax rates on the wealthiest, who are the “job creators,” will hurt the economy and lead to higher unemployment rates. I decided to test these claims by collecting evidence. The claim that … Continue reading

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Taxes can promote sustainability

The majority of U.S. citizens favor low taxes because they want to decide how to spend their money rather than letting the U.S. government decide. However, most Americans don’t realize that taxes are useful not just for raising revenue but … Continue reading

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The Failure of the U.S. Government to Address Sustainability

The U.S. Government will fail to adequately address sustainability issues, and American citizens will have to abandon the top-down approach and rely on a bottom-up approach to solving these problems that affect our national security. I say this because Congress … Continue reading

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