It’s hard to care about half-assed incentives when the actual funding of public education makes it hard, if not impossible, to provide for a family of three.Read more "You Call This “Appreciation”?"
Lobbying, what a bullshit practice. What began as simple petitioning of your government officials for desired legislative results has turned into a legal bribery business that has made a “public service” side job into a way too lucrative career, has taken power out of the hands of the people as a group and placed it […]Read more "American Lobbying – An Introduction"
It’s not about gun control vs. mental health, it’s about politicians showing indifference to the people’s well being.Read more "Legislative Corruption – Incompetence or Indifference? (Hint: it’s the latter)"
This is less of a diatribe on my part and more of a comparison of how we are taught the circular flow of resources with how it seems the circular flow actually occurs. The first image is a simple representation of economic circular flow: Notice the resources and the income arrows are relatively the same […]Read more "A Pictorial Representation of the Realities of Circular Flow"
So far in this blog I have generally tried to interpret the actions of people in the government and the people that follow them based on the Political Science degree I earned over ten years ago. To be clear, I do not write in order to further some great mission of political savior-ism but instead […]Read more "The Importance of Background and Context"
When I was younger, I was told by the adults who had influence on my life that if I worked hard to earn a degree and find a career I would be able to find success within the fabric of the American social framework. With their words in mind I earned a bachelor’s degree, a […]Read more "Democracy?"
Since I am married, I now live in two families; my liberal family that thinks I’m too damn conservative, and my conservative in-laws who think I am too damn liberal. As someone who has studied politics extensively over the past 15 years and turned that study into a career of teaching about the government, I […]Read more "The Problem isn’t Democrats or Republicans, It’s Blind Loyalty"