Climate Change will spark Regional Warfare in the United States

Hence, a Second Civil War and regional warfare are among the effects of Climate Change Americans need to fear.

Hence, efforts by California and other wealthy coastal states, to strip smaller states of their political power are a logical side effect of climate change.

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Is Republican Nihilism a Threat to America?

Correspondingly destruction of the established order in government and politics has become the principal goal of many Republicans. Disturbingly, evidence of Republican Nihilism abounds in recent history and current headlines.

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history,” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R-Kansas) 1954.

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A Basic Income Hack to Fix the Economy

Capitalism’s greatest challenge is that many people are not profiting from it. The basic income hack can change that by enabling most people to profit from capitalism.

A basic income hack is necessary if capitalism is to survive. I think capitalism is doomed, without radical solutions like the basic income hack.

Additionally, the average person’s method of accumulating wealth; jobs, is disappearing. To demonstrate, Amazon will hire 20,000 fewer temporary workers at its fulfillment centers for the 2018 holiday season Citi Analyst Mark May claims.

Amazon hired 120,000 temporary workers for the 2016 and 2017 holiday seasons, May tells CNBC. However, the Everything Store only plans to hire 100,000 temporary workers this year.

Amazon no longer needs those workers because of robots and automated systems in its fulfillment centers, May theorizes. Notably, 2018 will be the first year Amazon will hire fewer people for the holiday shopping frenzy.

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Is Trump a Populist?

For instance, a common dictionary definition of populism is “support for the concerns of ordinary people.” However, Trump’s signature legislative achievement is a $1.4 trillion tax reform package that critics attack as a “giveaway to the rich.”

In particular, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the top individual tax rate to 37%, The Balance points out. Moreover, the act could reduce the number of affordable housing units by 200,000 by cutting tax credits, Mother Jones notes.

Additionally, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act is wildly unpopular. For instance, only 27% of Americans called the act a “good idea,” an April 16, 2018, Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll estimates.

To be fair to Trump, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act is the work of Congressional Republicans. Those Republicans have vast ideological differences from the President.

Importantly, Congressional Republicans have the power to kill Trump’s agenda unless he goes along with their pet legislation. Thus, Trump the populist has no choice but to go along with whatever Congressional Republicans want.

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Why Arguing over the Morality of Basic Income is a Waste of Time

The real battle over basic income will be the political one. Basic income advocates need to forget about the moral arguments and concentrate on the political battles.

Rand’s case, in particular, shows why arguments over basic income’s morality are meaningless. Reality shows that most people will accept basic income; regardless of their beliefs.

History teaches that basic income will succeed if we offer it to large numbers of people. For this reason we must concentrate on the political battles, not the philosophical or ideological battles.

The key to implementing basic income is electing legislative majorities dedicated to enacting it. History demonstrates that once a concept’s advocates have the political power the moral arguments are meaningless.

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Some Needed Changes to America’s Federal Government

The Filibuster shall be banned in the US Senate.

All votes in the US Senate shall be made on a straight percentage basis. Therefore, a vote of 51% of Senators shall be needed to approve any bill, resolution, treaty, measure, or nomination.

Each state shall receive one additional Senator for each 10 million people in population.

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Ominous Parallels the Civil War Era and Modern America

Beware Moderate Compromises. Historians list the moderate efforts to end the conflicts of the 1850 as some of the main causes of the Civil War. Every such effort, the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act made things worse.

Radicalism intensifies. The extremists of the 1850s; the Radical Abolitionists and the Southern Fire Eaters, became bolder, increasingly rabid, and more aggressive as the decade went on.

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How The New York Times’ Anonymous Op-Ed Helps Trump

Both Trump supporters and opponents need to be leery of media outlets like The New York Times. At the end of the day, their agenda is simply to help the rich make money.

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Top Things to consider before turning your home into an Airbnb

Some basic preparation can make the difference between a highly rated Airbnb that makes money and a low-rated failure. You can lay the groundwork for that preparation and Airbnb success with a careful examination of your home.

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Basic Income Question and Answer

Question: So basic income is necessary to save capitalism from itself?
Answer: Yes. Wealth should be redistributed so capitalism benefits everybody. If it is not anti-capitalist ideas like socialism and Marxism will become popular.

The best way to think of Basic Income is as capitalism for everybody. In today’s America only a few people enjoy capitalism, even though it is generating more wealth than ever. I want everybody enjoying capitalism, not just Jeff Bezos and Ivanka Trump.

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