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Why I am a Socialist. #occupy

I originally publish this at By Common Consent on February 2, 2010 with the title “Socialism!” I refer to myself as a socialist for a number of reasons. In one sense, it is empirically accurate. In a discussion a few … Continue reading

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“Why Socialism?” by Albert Einstein

Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein Note: This abridged version of Einstein’s essay is what I assigned in American Heritage at BYU-Idaho. I assigned the entire thing at BYU. Einstein makes case that I find appealing and one which addresses the … Continue reading

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Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street

Princeton Religion Professor and African-American Studies Professor Cornel West is not a particularly great philosopher. However, I consider him to be a great social prophet. See the link below: Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street: It’s the Makings of a … Continue reading

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Sleep Now in the Fire. Occupy!

An anthem for the occupation:

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Video: Cornel West on How Intellectuals Betrayed the Poor

Preach it, Brother West! Enjoy.

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Video: Sandel’s Intro to Rawls and Distributive Justice

Rawls is not easy to understand. This is largely because of how Rawls presents his ideas, though this difficulty creates opportunities for debate within political philosophy. Below is a lecture by Harvard Government Professor Michael Sandel on Rawls and issues … Continue reading

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The Temple of Joseph and the Temple of Sam

Upon arrival in Billings, we decided to do initiatory work for some of Lyndee’s ancestors. She went in first while I waited in the waiting room with Todd (11), Shem (9), and Geneva (5). After the drive, I was looking … Continue reading

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