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Explaining the Divisions Between Liberals and Realists Concerning Conflict

Realism is the belief that states are the most important and authoritative actors in global politics, and their primary goal is to protect their own interests. Liberals believe that the states interests in global politics are linked and interdependent, and best advanced through states working closely with each other to achieve a common goal. Realists are skeptical about interdependence because of their pessimistic view of human nature; everyone acts in their own self-interest. In the

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Classism Seeps Into California’s Prison System

Monique Fronti met “So You Think You Can Dance?” choreographer Shane Sparks at the Los Angeles dance student at which she studied. A week before she turned thirteen years-old, they started having sex. When Fronti’s therapist reported the abuse to police in 2009, Sparks claimed the relationship was consensual, despite Fronti’s statements about feeling powerless. Later, Sparks pleaded no contest to intercourse with a minor under the age of sixteen; he served 135 days at


A 21st Century Workers’ Revolution Led by Those Who Are Not at the Table

It is evident that the United States needs a revolution of the working people. Corporations are too powerful, politicians are oblivious to the working class and our standard of living is declining. One may ask how such a revolution will be successful. It must be led by millennials, people of color and women. There is a mantra in politics: if you are not at the table, then you are not on the menu. Currently, the


The Anti-Capitalist Movement We Should All Know About

Capitalism is a system which dominates our lives whether we want it to or not. Our lives revolve around money. Many philosophers and social scientists have been critical of capitalism in the past. Even the likes of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Albert Einstein were all anti-capitalist. Activists such as Malcolm X, Angela Davis, and Bell Hooks all argued that it is capitalism which perpetuates classism and thus racism and sexism. According to them, the only

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Why Economics Should Have A More Important Place In Schools

Until this year, someone could have asked me for a basic definition of socialism, and I would’ve been unable to respond, even though this should have been something I was taught in school. In Canada, many of our history courses cover our province’s history, as well as general Canadian history. However, we rarely talk about the economic systems that run our nation. When you boil it down, very few events in history have been triggered


Deglobalisation in the Global Economy

  It had been predicted a while back that electing Donald Trump for president would bring rise to uncertainty in the markets, causing the US dollar to sink and the global market to crash within the first few hours. They were absolutely right. The result of the US presidential election is more than disappointing. It is devastating – for multiple reasons. Those privileged enough to overlook the damage the Trump effect has wrought on marginalised groups to focus on his


What You Should Know About Food

(Image Source) The food industry. It consists of livestock and agriculture, and is driven by/involves 5 central topics of interest: economic value, production speed or efficiency, health, environmental footprint, and morals or ethics. Nowadays, large corporations in the industry value 2 things: cheap production and labor, and time efficient mass production for products to be quickly distributed across the nation. It is often claimed that because the average amount of products in an American supermarket

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