A minor revolt broke out on the floor of the Republican Party's presidential convention Tuesday afternoon and evening. Ron Paul delegates from several states erupted into protest over a controversial…Continue
Conservatism, racism and low IQ
“Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes,” a study performed by researchers at Brock University found that having lower general intelligence in childhood could predict conservative and racist ideas as an adult. That’s right: having a low IQ score makes you more likely to vote conservative… and be a racist. Even though being conservative doesn’t make you stupid, there’s no doubt that being stupid makes you more likely to be…Continue
... Not coincidentally, the countries with strong labor movements also tend to be the happiest countries in the world. Thus, the UN 2013 World Happiness Report lists Denmark as the happiest country in the world (with Norway and Sweden not far behind). Denmark’s effective minimum wage is $20 per…Continue
Half of Americans reach the end of their lives with virtually no assets, relying entirely on government programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The results indicate that any changes to these safety net programs would threaten the welfare of older Americans.
Indeed, about 46% of senior citizens in the US have less than $10,000 in financial assets when they die. Most of these people rely…Continue
More than 50 American cities have now passed "anti-camping or anti-food-sharing laws". Philadelphia recently banned outdoor feeding of people in city parks. Denver has begun enforcing a ban on eating and sleeping on property without permission. And lawmakers in Ashland, Ore., are strengthening the town's ban on camping and making noise in public. And…Continue