Examining the Challenge of Sustainable Long-Distance Travel
Hippy activists may tell you humans are killing the earth— they’re wrong. Earth is fine, and we’re the ones in trouble. The cold, dark universe will remain indifferent to our climate and ecological dilemmas. Here I will explain why we won’t be using rail or electric airplanes, and why hydrogen is a worthwhile alternative to the use of fossil fuels in jets.
Continue reading A Look at Carbon Free Airplanes
Supreme Court Decision: United Steelworkers v Weber, legalizing reverse racism.
Continue reading United Steelworkers v Weber
Re-examining Andrew Yang’s Signature Policy
Universal Basic Income is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people, who recently polled majority support for the futuristic program. The concept is decades old, and was first popularized in 1972, when George McGovern, then Democrat-candidate for the presidency publically touted a $1,000 a year basic income.
Continue reading A Second Look at the Freedom Dividend
Why We Need to Cut the Deficit and National Debt
Americans on both sides of the political isle support cutting the debt and eliminating the deficit. Everyone knows the debt is a problem, but few actually know why or what sort of problem it really is. Republican tax cuts are projected to increase the debt substantially from now to 2030, and the War on Terror and 2008 Financial Crisis haven’t exactly contributed towards reducing debt levels.
Continue reading Some Real Debt Talk
Challenges, Solutions, and Utility of High-Speed Rail Networks
Enabling daily commutes from Frederick to Baltimore, or Bakersfield to Los Angeles, high speed rail has the potential to strengthen trade, commerce, and mobility between American cities. While I would agree that it is unlikely, based on our current models to assume these projects could pay for themselves with ticket revenue alone, we can weigh enhanced mobility and freedom of movement with a limited national high-speed rail network.
Continue reading An American Shinkansen