If you were to stumble on the American political scene right now to commercials and media from one side of the aisle about the other, you’d think you were in a twilight zone where somehow working with the otherside is a bad thing that hurts your election chances. Let’s just get this straight. Working together, which is the only way to get things done, is now becoming frowned upon in our country. If you weren’t convinced that polarization is the most important issue to solve before anything else can get done, you should be now. Polarization has gotten so bad…


When most people think of retirement they imagine their last day on the job around the age of 65, they imagine having worked hard for 40+ years saving what they can and relaxing for the rest of their lives or maybe taking a part-time job. However, there’s a new concept of retirement emerging. It was there all along, in fact, but people are learning new ways to approach it. This concept is that retirement is simply freeing yourself from work you don’t want to do. Reaching the end goal of your grind. Whether that means finding work that you’d be…


As I write this, President Trump and his team are gearing up to launch a legal battle against several states claiming election fraud in multiple ways. I think we all know how this is going to go. There will be another drawn-out, exhausting news cycle covering yet another partisan political battle for the next month or so. Ultimately, it won’t change anything and Biden will be sworn in as president in January. …


Alice Mollon

Historically speaking, work has been something that has been necessary to prop up a civilization, to continue its existence, and to provide resources for its citizens. However, for possibly the first time in human history, we are reaching a point where a lot of ‘work’ that is done, is not beneficial for our society. However, even though oftentimes work is not essential to society, it is more often than not essential to the survival of the individual working. This is a by-product of capitalism, yes, however, it is specifically the byproduct of capitalism in this current time, in this specific…


One of the things that makes me laugh the most in the debate of Capitalism vs. Socialism is that no society is 100% capitalist or 100% socialist. In reality, these two systems exist on a scale. The more capitalist the country, the less socialist, and the more socialist, the less capitalist. Here in America, our country is about 20% socialist, socialism meaning anything spent on everyone from a single source, the government, and 80% capitalist, more on how I reached these numbers later. However, people will argue over why capitalism or socialism is better. What’s sad about this is that…


The conversation over economic equality is probably the messiest in all of human history. We’ve spent thousands of years, knowingly or not, figuring out which economic system works the best in different levels of civilization. While we’ve gone through many systems we’ve more-or-less landed on the most stable ones. Some people reduce today’s conversation to Socialism vs. Capitalism although that misrepresents the problem. Many people today favor different parts, a combination, of ‘socialism’ and ‘capitalism’. In a way, every major civilization on the globe today is a combination of these systems that simply lean one way or the other. One…


A deep dive into all the reasons we can’t all be rich and why capitalism is still the way to go in light of this in America.

Whether it’s resources or money not everyone can be rich. To understand why this is, we first have to look at the lifestyle of the rich. Whether now or thousands of years ago, being rich has always provided one with the same types of luxuries. Tangibly speaking (I’ll address the intangibles later), you have access to the rarest things, the nicest things, and the things that take the most labor to produce. If…


If you had to sum up the entirety of progressive values as they stand in the current movement it would be the push for everyone to have their basic needs met and for everyone to be treated equally just for being alive. These values are something that is relatively new to humanity. Not so new that whole movements haven’t been created around it before, for instance, any socialist or communist movement, but new enough that while being such a wholesome value it has never been executed with arguable success. …


The discussion over mail-in voting becoming the standard method of voting this fall has become very heated recently as President Trump has claimed it will increase voter fraud and that we will have to wait for the results over an extended period of time. Despite the typical resistance democrat reaction to discredit anything the president says there are many serious concerns about the efficacy of putting together a nationwide, unpiloted, mail-in voting election in just a few months in the midst of a health and economic crisis. With the Iowa Caucus Debacle of 2020 and concerns over tens of thousands…


As I’m writing this, Congress is discussing the next stimulus package in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic that has not only taken a toll health-wise but also economically. The majority of the public is watching with disgust as bickering over corporate liability shields and complaints over the deficit are being thrown around taking up precious time as millions of Americans watch the clock tick towards eviction. We watched with disgust as the last major stimulus package bailed out industries and big businesses by the billions and the average person appeared to be an afterthought. Shortly after we watched announcements…

Nathaniel Allen

Political commentator, life coach, and moral philosophy fanatic. Here I talk about the perspectives, actions, and habits we can take to simply make life better.

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