Category Archives: The Economist

The Economist: ‘What if Women Ruled The World?’- The World Would Be a Different Place?

Source:The New Democrat  “Only 6.3% of all international leaders are women. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president and Africa’s first elected female head of state, suggests ways to redress the balance.” Source:The Economist: ‘What If Women Ruled The World?’ To … Continue reading

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The Economist: Daniel Franklin- ‘What’s The Point of NATO?’

Source:The New Democrat  “NATO was set up in 1949 to counter the Soviet threat. Its North American and European members must continue to change the alliance if it is to remain relevant in the 21st century.” Source:The Economist If there … Continue reading

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The Economist: Lane Greene- ‘The Truth About Lies’

Source:The New Democrat  “From little fibs to big fat whoppers, lying is part of human nature. Lane Greene, our language guru, examines the difference between lies, falsehoods and plain nonsense.” Source:The Economist From Dictionary A lie is a: “a false statement … Continue reading

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The Economist: The Literature of Liberalism- Liberal Democracy: The Core of Liberalism

Source: The New Democrat There’s been this ongoing debate about what liberalism actually is and what it means to be a Liberal. If you were ask me as a Liberal what it means to be a Liberal, I would tell … Continue reading

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The Economist: John Stuart Mill- Against Tyranny of The Majority: The Father of Liberalism

Source: The New Democrat   “BY THE age of six, John Stuart Mill had written a history of Rome. By seven, he was devouring Plato in Greek. “This looks like bragging,” his father James told a friend when the boy was … Continue reading

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The Economist: Liberalism- Where Did it Come From and Are its Days Numbered?

Source: The New Democrat On this overcast, ugly, cool Memorial Day in the nations capital just outside of Washington, I thought as we celebrate as a country the lives of the people who died for our freedom, I would explain … Continue reading

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The Economist: Lane Green- Why Do We Swear?

Source: The New Democrat Warning: this piece could offend a lot of people who are very religious and have a PG-13 mentality. Before I explain why I believe we (meaning Americans, as if there is anyone else ) swear, first we … Continue reading

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The Economist: Srdja Popovic Interviewing Bassem Youssef- Revolution For Dummies

Source: The New Democrat What I would say about this is that it takes a special type of narcissist to want to be a dictator, let alone actually be a dictator. Regardless of whatever authoritarian ideology you come from. Whether … Continue reading

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The Economist: Video: America’s Elderly Prisoner Boom

. A couple of things hit me when I watched this video. One, the fact that America at least at the state level, has moved away from prison industries in too many cases and instead has turned prison into warehouses. … Continue reading

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The Economist: The Real Cost of The War on Drugs

America, at least at one point and perhaps they still are, was the biggest consumer of narcotics, legal and otherwise, in the world. One reason why you see so many drug dealers, drug lords, drug terrorists in Central America, the … Continue reading

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