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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the …

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Politics and the Clash of Economic Stories

by Alan F. Zundel (Originally posted October 7, 2017) Politics in the U.S. has always been organized primary around competing stories about the economy. These stories help people make sense of what’s going on in the larger society, what it is that threatens them, and what the government should do about it. The stories typically …

Is National Health Insurance a “Far Left” Proposal?

by Alan F. Zundel (Originally posted September 15, 2017) National health insurance was first instituted in Germany in 1883 by chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Who was Bismarck? An arch-conservative trying to win worker support away from the growing socialist movement, which he suppressed with the Anti-Socialist Laws of 1878. Far from being an idea nurtured …

Creating an Un-Party

by Alan F. Zundel (Originally posted August 24, 2017) “Happy un-birthday to you!” the Mad Hatter congratulated Alice. He explained that un-birthdays are better than birthdays because they give you 364 days to celebrate on each year instead of just one. Nick Brana, a former staffer for Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign, is trying to persuade …