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Government

The Welfare State of the United States

September 22, 2021

The government welfare programs, forming the social safety net for all Americans, are not in financial crisis mode at the moment. However, their financial footing is not currently designed for long-term stability. […]

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Government

America’s Safety Net: Welfare and Social Security

September 22, 2021

The federal government has programs like Welfare (TANF) and Social Security to help American citizens avoid a life of poverty. While Welfare is a means-tested program, Social Security is a pay-as-you-go program. […]

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Government

Facebook and Political Polarization

September 3, 2021

Social media enriches the environment and facilitates the spread of information, yet has features that contribute to polarization and the spread of false information. […]

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Government

Pluralism and the Interest Groups in the USA

August 7, 2021

Americans like to criticize the existence of organized interests, giving them evil sounding names like “special interest groups”—unless, of course, the group is one that we ourselves are members of. […]

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Government

Why Are Campaign Finance Regulations Needed?

August 2, 2021

It’s probably impossible to regulate good faith and general good will, but it’s worthwhile to refine the system of regulations in a way that aims to expand democratic practices to as many people as possible. […]

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