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7 Ways to Prevent Political Arguments With Family & Friends

"There cannot a greater judgment befall a country than a dreadful spirit of division as rends a government into two distinct people, and makes...
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Will the U.S. Adopt the Value-Added Tax (VAT)? Roadblocks, Pros &...

Many Americans do not understand how an American VAT might affect them, or its possible economic consequences on GDP and the national debt. Congress is...
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Free Trade vs. Protectionism – NAFTA, TPP, TTIP & BIT

The debate about free trade versus protective tariffs (taxes) has raged for centuries. However, it has become especially virulent as industrialized countries lose an increasing...
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5 Keys to Civil Political Discussions & Debates With Friends &...

According to Professor Nolan McCarty of Princeton University, it seems that political rancor today has reached heights not seen since Reconstruction after the Civil...
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3 Controversial Ways to Improve the Economy & Drive Economic Growth

Since the Great Recession between 2007 and 2009, the global economy has struggled to sustain reliable and long-term growth. This is largely due to...
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Vaccination Debate: Should Immunizations Be Mandatory for Children?

Childhood immunizations have been controversial for centuries. To many, the idea that protection or immunity can be gained by deliberate exposure to a disease...
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What Is Conscious Capitalism – Definition, Social Responsibility in Business

The idea that a growing economy benefits all classes has a long history of acceptance. It has been embedded in political rhetoric for the...
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Is America the New Rome? – United States vs. the Roman...

The example of the first great republic in recorded history (509 B.C. to 29 B.C.) was omnipresent in the minds of America's founders as they...
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Are American Schools Failing? – How to Improve the U.S. Education...

A headline in the December 2013 issue of The Atlantic claimed that American schools compared to the rest of the world - the members...
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“United States of Texas” – What America Would Be Like Under...

Few people are aware that, in 2008, Igor Panarin, dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry's academy for future diplomats, predicted that the United States...
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How to Maintain Civil Discourse – Understanding Political Division

"Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature: and in all causes of...
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Obamacare History – Winners & Losers of the Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, otherwise known as "Obamacare," is destined to be one of the most controversial legislative acts...