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Trump as the Ultimate Philantropist

Trump as the Ultimate Philantropist

How do we measure charitable contributions against one another? I believe that there in an example somewhere in the bible where a poor person contributes something modest and a rich person contributing significantly more. In the example the poor person is hailed as the more charitable of the two, since his contribution made up more of his assets than the contribution of the rich person. Percentage of total wealth is thus an example of how one can measure a charitable…

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Breaking Democracy: Changing the Deck

Breaking Democracy: Changing the Deck

We’ve all heard the expression “stacking the deck”. That is what is taking place right now in our democracies in the West. Left-wing politicians, activists and political groups are deliberately changing the composition of the deck we are all playing with, making conditions more favorable for themselves. A basic tenet of fairness is that we must all play by the same rules, cheating abhors us at a deep level. Cheating, manipulation and underhanded tactics are and have been committed by…

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Reexperiencing the Recent Political Past

Reexperiencing the Recent Political Past

Ever since the magical night of November 8 2016, I’ve found great enjoyment in seeking out YouTube videos of the election night coverage. I watched everything I could get my hands on immediately following the event. Additionally, I have also re-watched these and other clips in the months since. It is incredibly enlightening to compare the coverage on the different networks on election night itself with their coverage of the period since. The most anti-Trump networks (MSNBC/CNN) have continued with…

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Overcoming Defeatist Attitudes

Overcoming Defeatist Attitudes

Winning in politics is hard, personally draining and time consuming. A prerequisite for winning is having the desire to do so. If you have the will, you still need a bit of luck and an incredible amount of hard work and reliable allies. But what if you lack the will to win? In various circles arguments have been floating around that we shouldn’t want to win. Defeat is preferable. Let me give you an example. People argues that it would…

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Putin’s Information Guerrilla War: A Thought Experiment

Putin’s Information Guerrilla War: A Thought Experiment

The following is a thought experiment.   What if Putin was behind the leaking of the Russian hacking allegations? In this thought experiment Putin did not order Russian operatives to “hack” the US Presidential election. The “hack” term is misleading anyway, no-one is alleging that the Russians hacked the vote counting machines (something something Democrats…). Rather the term refers to the release and dissemination of factually true information to the voting public. Continuing, Putin did not behave inappropriately in any…

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Thoughts after Reading: How Trump Won

Thoughts after Reading: How Trump Won

Thoughts After Reading: “How Trump Won: The Inside Story of A Revolution” Written by: Joel B. Pollak and Larry Schweikart During the election cycle from just before the Iowa Caucuses I followed Trumps political rise with great interest. I first became truly aware of Trumps candidacy after listening to a podcast by Stefan Molyneux about how Trump had been inaccurately portrayed in the mainstream media. As a follower of Molyneux’s work for many years now I took a keen interest…

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