The KKK and slavery both have their roots in the Democratic party (previously the anti-Federalists); the party’s aversion to aristocracy allowed for both at one time, but that changed.
Equality is a symbolic expression of things being equivalent in value, but not necessarily “exactly the same”.
Mathematically, and generally, equality simply expresses an equivalence of value (such as in 1+2=3 and F=ma).
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Generally speaking, a modest increase to the minimum wage will increase household spending and thus stimulate the economy. However, this can be offset by job loss or hour reduction, inflation, and other factors.
The Electoral College is meant to protect minority voting interests against the tyranny of the majority, and to prevent special interests not in the public interest.
Although we can consider Jeremy Bentham the founder of modern Utilitarianism, and his successor John Stuart Mill the one who popularized it, early Greek philosophers like Aristotle, Aristippus and Epicurus presented the original Utilitarian / Consequentialist / Greatest Happiness theories.
The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate and hosts more prison inmates than all other developed nations combined.
Extreme equality and an extreme inequality are both equally as dangerous in a democratic society. In both cases it corrupts the government.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that athletes can determine their own sex in international sports like the Olympics.
Shirley Chisholm became the first black Congresswoman in 1968. In 1972 Chisholm ran for President as a Democrat, making her both the first female, or black, major party Presidential candidate.
Some claim the Second Amendment, like the Three-Fifths Compromise, was ratified to preserve slavery. This is only partially true.
What is acceptable (aka politically correct) depends on your environment, intention, tone, and the group you belong to. What is acceptable in one group, might not be in another.
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Plato’s Republic, utilitarianism, the philosophies of morality, ethics, politics, virtue, and law are all centered around one question “what is justice?” (AKA “what is fairness?”).
On this page we discuss the concepts of fairness, justice, morality, and ethics as they relate to Utilitarianism.
Below we explain neoliberalism, globalization, nativism, and protectionism and the pros and cons of neoliberal globalization and nativist protectionism.
The Optimates like Pompey (aristocrats) and Populares like Julius Caesar (populists) were two opposing political factions at the onset of the fall of the Roman Republic.
Below is a list of the types of governments, including the classical forms of government: Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy, and the many complex forms derived from them.
In practice, human action often has paradoxical or unintended effects. Sometimes effects or side effects even have the exact opposite effect as intended.
We examine political and economic inequality in terms of their effects on society, such as the social unrest that led to historic revolutions like those of Athens, Rome, France, and even America.
We explain the basic classical forms of government and the many types of governments that can be derived from the classical forms.
Most groups, bound by class, race, religion, socioeconomic status, or some other force have faced oppression with rebellion. Here are tips on avoiding common pitfalls.
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.
We explain economic inequality from a historical perspective, and then consider the effects of wealth inequality and income inequality in America today.
An “in-group” is a group you are part of (genetically, culturally, or ideologically), while an “out-group” is a group you aren’t part of.