Nonviolence: Tip of the Spear

Nonviolence: Tip of the Spear

Nonviolence is a political action theory that advocates for creating political change without the use of physical violence. Nonviolence has been successfully deployed in several movements around the world as part of a portfolio of activism. Proponents of nonviolence frequently emphasize the spiritual benefits of this method. However, nonviolence also holds powerful material benefits as a program of action.

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Freedom and the United Kingdom

Freedom and the United Kingdom

The past few months have certainly been highly tumultuous for the United Kingdom. After the Brexit vote, which resulted in the UK choosing to cede from the European Union, a lot of stakeholders and commenters around the world were quick to proclaim the foolishness of the British population and the imminent doom they would face.

My view is that the UK has taken a big risk, but failure is not inevitable. Nor is the vote purely based on hatred and xenophobia.

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Universal Basic Income--Inevitability?

Universal Basic Income--Inevitability?

Universal basic income (UBI) is the idea that every human being should receive material support just for being alive. This is a different approach to distribution of wealth compared to current capitalism which generally provides material support in exchange for labor or ownership. 

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I have heard the renowned philosopher and cultural historian Richard Tarnas (one of my professors in grad school) say something along the lines of: any path of inquiry followed far enough reveals insight into the nature of the universe itself. Here is a person, Marie Kondo from Japan who has been OBSESSED with tidying, cleaning, and organizing since she was a child. 

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