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The Politics of Banking and the Banking of Politics — Campaign Finance

Now the question is: Should we hold the institutions themselves responsible for the collapse or the individuals that concocted the fraud? It would seem to me that so long as we support an economic system that romanticizes over the idea of freedom from regulations and unlimited growth, you won’t see an end to the corruption. It seems as though there’s news every day that highlights the very nature of investment banking—

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Some things you might want to consider before casting your vote this election

The seat of the Presidency is a position of power that offers very little capacity for well-intentioned change. That is to say, individuals who seek to better humankind find that they are best able to do so pursuing other endeavors that aren’t political elections, leaving the over-worked, undereducated, and barely-surviving majority to decide for themselves who is the lesser of the two evils—which is almost always the case in presidential elections

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The First (of many) Ideas – Campaign Finance Reform

The changing face of our political world is something we’re all concerned with. I’ve yet to talk with a Democrat or Republican that agrees with the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling; which allows for unlimited contributions to political campaigns via superPACS and non-profit organizations. Still, we’ve focused only on the problems Citizens United has created and are […]

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Exponential Potential if Occupy Could Solidify

The theory of non-violence is both an underrated and overrated starting point for protest. Gene Sharp’s “The Politics of Nonviolent Action” provides us with a comprehensive list of methods usable to achieve an ultimate political goal by utilizing a specific model of non-compliance. The effectiveness of the methods being used is not in question; however, […]

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It’s Time To Create An OccuParty

Like it or not, our current government SYSTEM (read: not our government OFFICIALS) represents the best opportunity for addressing our grievances. It also happens to represent the route Americans are most likely to get on board with.

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Yeah… Justice

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that we live in a punitive culture. Historically, when there has been some form of injustice or crime—by our definition—we are swift to bring down the hammer. With the highest incarceration rate in the entire world and the highest percentage of our population in prison, it’s safe to assume […]

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Target: Education Reform

One of the most common issues in the world of politics today is education reform. For the last 30 years or so, we have heard candidate after candidate explaining how they are going to solve the education deficit, once and for all. I don’t doubt the nobility of these candidates intent, solving the problems around […]

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