Sensationalism dies quickly, but the fear is long-lived. Agatha Christie could not have been closer to the truth with that one sentence. From the days of the Spanish-American war caused by sensationalism in 1898, where outlets dressed up a sunken American ship as a dastardly Spanish plot, to a gory illustration proclaiming “Ebola is coming”Continue reading “Sensationalism in the Present Era- A Blight On Social Evolution”
To display his own might, Khal Drogo, a character from the Game of Thrones, walks into the blade swung by his opponent and lets it wound him. He displays his scar as a badge of honour, and receives adulation from his tribesmen. Eventually, however, he succumbs to the obviously developing infection. Society as a wholeContinue reading “Workaholism In Humanity, and Why We Are Careening Towards A Globalized Disaster”
Recently, disputes have arisen in the US Congress over the massive profits made by some members in individual stock trades. Research by Capitol Trades showed that within the Congress about 370 million USD worth of company stock was bought and sold between 2019 and 2020- an absolutely mind-blowing amount. Multiple senators are advocating for aContinue reading “Why Politicians Shouldn’t Be Trading Stocks”
As is the case when any bit of news explodes from seemingly nowhere and hits ‘the mainstream’, so to say, the first question that arises is: What exactly is this thing? It happened with black fungus, it happened with bitcoins, and now it’s happening with what many speculate is the next ‘big thing’- NFTs. ForContinue reading “NFTs- an overview of their legitimacy”
The topic for this article is a slightly controversial take- it intuitively seems wrong to consider any system apart from an egalitarian model as one that can prevail morally and prudentially. And who can fault those who reject such a notion without truly understanding the reasoning behind my proposal of the superiority of a meritocracy?Continue reading “The Moral and Prudential Superiority of a True Meritocracy”
Before moving into any substantive arguments, I feel like it is important to clarify one thing- the meaning of activism, and social change. Activism: The policy of campaigning to bring about sociopolitical change. It is commonly associated with progressives though I believe that the definition can be extended to anyone who fulfills the ‘criteria’. Thus,Continue reading “A BRIEF CRITICISM OF HUMANITY’S ROLE IN SOCIAL CHANGE￼￼”
A beam of sunlight enters the classroom, falling upon the teacher’s desk. The way the dust motes seem to dance around in the light truly fascinates me. It is as if fairies have come from a faraway land, just to lighten the sombre mood of the classroom and spread colour all around. How friendly ofContinue reading “Cracks In The Mask”
According to Merriam-webster, Bitcoin is “a digital currency created for use in peer-to-peer online transactions.” This basically means that direct transactions can take place without the interference of a central authority, electronically through what is called a ‘blockchain’. The creator of bitcoins is known by the pseudonym ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ but the gender, age, etc. ofContinue reading “The Love-Hate Relationship Between Bitcoins And Governments”
Trickle Down Economics, popularized as Reaganomics, is simply a pseudo economic theory that aims to benefit the ultra-rich while masquerading as something that can lift the poor out of poverty. This ‘theory’ advocates tax-cuts for the rich, stating that more income for the rich can effectively lead to employment generation and greater income returns forContinue reading “The Lie Of Trickle Down Economics”
President Joe Biden of the United States has been pressuring the Congress to pass the new Criminal Justice Bill, and push for police reform, before the 25th of May, 2021- the anniversary of George Floyd’s death- in his first State of The Union address. In response, Senator Tim Scott, a Black Republican, remarked, “America isContinue reading “#UncleTim- What is it? Where did it start from?”
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