Democrats, Buzzwords and Anarchism

This week in political theater has been bizarre enough with the government shutdown on October 1st. The Democrats and Republicans are squabbling over funding the Affordable Care Act, and in turn, over 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed or forced to work without pay. Besides that, we’ve seen some other weird things happen in Washington…

Statement on the October 1st Government Shutdown

On October 1st the United States congress failed to pass a new spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year, and thus, the federal government shut down. Or did it? It’s actually pretty revealing which parts of the government were allowed to shut down and which departments were left unscathed. The government shutdown included the Department…

Stefan Molyneux and Peter Joseph Debate: What Was Missing?

In case some of you haven’t heard, the internet-famous anarcho-capitalist author and political theorist Stefan Molyneux debated Peter Joseph from The Zeitgeist Movement on September 23rd. This was a one-on-one debate about ideas for a sustainable economic future, so Molyneux’s philosophy of unregulated free-market capitalism was put on trial. For those of you interested, I’ll…

Kshama Sawant Campaign is No Way to Victory

I will simply begin this piece with a quote from an article published yesterday in The Stranger: “The truth is, despite her ‘Socialist Alternative’ label and her unapologetically lefty perspective, there is nothing particularly radical when it comes to the core of Sawant’s councilmanic agenda. Sawant was advocating for a $15-an-hour minimum wage a year…