Category: Society

Our Obsession with Cheap Goods is Destroying the World

Our Obsession with Cheap Goods is Destroying the World
Global Capitalism and the Commercial Practices of Fast Fashion and Artisanal/Small-Scale Gold Mining Isn’t it great that here in America we have access to an endless supply of fashionable new clothes and sparkling jewelry that almost everyone can afford? Any one of us can go to our local Walmart, or Target, or Kohls and purchase... Read more »

Student Loan Debt Forgiveness: A Boon to the Upper Class?

Student Loan Debt Forgiveness: A Boon to the Upper Class?
Student loan debt, now approaching $1.5 trillion (which is not dischargeable in bankruptcy), is a burden affecting 43 million Americans. One effort to ease this burden is the Students Over Special Interests Act, a bill making its way through the US House of Representatives. The bill would “forgive the outstanding balance of interest and principal... Read more »

Why Your Conservative Relatives Think The Way They Do and How To Communicate With Them

Why Your Conservative Relatives Think The Way They Do and How To Communicate With Them
I don’t think I need to say it, but I will: this time of year sucks if you have Trumpy relatives. If you’re dreading being forced to sit at a dinner table with them, here are a few ways to understand why they think the way they do and some tips about how to attempt... Read more »
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A Policy Approach to Preventing Youth Violence: Instituting Universal Basic Income in Chicago

A Policy Approach to Preventing Youth Violence: Instituting Universal Basic Income in Chicago
Violence, as we all know, is an act of aggression intended to cause great harm to another person. Youth violence, committed by 10 to 24-year-olds, is a major public health problem. Every day in America, about 13 young people are murdered. Add to that 1,642 visits to the ER per day by youth injured in... Read more »

The Trump Administration Wants to Get Into Your Genitalia

The Trump Administration Wants to Get Into Your Genitalia
The people in charge of our country right now have an understanding of science that does not go much beyond that of a middle schooler. As a result, we get the implementation of policies that not only have the potential to violate basic human rights, but also do not make scientific sense. We see this... Read more »

White Women’s Dependence on White Male Supremacy: What can we do about it?

White Women’s Dependence on White Male Supremacy: What can we do about it?
I saw a tweet the other morning calling on white women to renounce their dependence on white men as a way to change the power structure in this country. The tweet thread that followed purported that it was impossible for the white supremacist male hierarchy to be turned on its head when so many white... Read more »
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