Special interests describe interests that are not purely public interests. Factions (special interest groups) are groups formed around shared interests (special interests).
A collection of explainers, references, opinions, and other supplementary material to help you better understand our collection of facts and myths.
Political Correctness (PC) generally describes the debate surrounding tolerance, sensitivity, and self-or-state censorship. More specifically, it refers to the “correct” treatment of groups, in the context of current politics, regarding language and policies.
A simple explanation of American politics including an overview of US history, the political parties, and the political system.
We explain economic inequality from a historical perspective, and then consider the effects of wealth inequality and income inequality in America today.
There are two types of waves: mechanical waves like sound that must travel through a medium like air, and electromagnetic waves like light that don’t.
The major branches of philosophy are (roughly), metaphysics (what is), epistemology (what we can know), logic and reason, ethics and morality, and aesthetics (beauty and art).
We present a discussion on “the meaning of life as happiness” according to the past philosophers from Aristotle and Epicurus to John Stewart Mill and Immanuel Kant.
Velocity of Money is a measure of money exchanged over time, typically how often and quickly the average dollar is exchanged per day.
Areté roughly means “moral virtue”. It refers to an innate “excellence” or “essence” in all things, and the striving toward that potential or purpose.
“Useful Idiot” is a political term that describes a person whose actions are useful to a political group whose goals they aren’t fully aware of (idiot).