Politics

Witch Hunts in Africa

On the Legacy of European Colonialism

In Africa, witch hunts are not a relic of the past, but a horrifying reality that persists to this day. Across the continent, thousands of people, mostly women, are accused of witchcraft and subjected to brutal violence and persecution. The origins of these witch hunts can be traced back to the legacy of European colonialism, […]

Artificial Intelligence or Useful Idiot? Debunking the AI Takeover Myth

On Understanding the Real Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Global Workforce

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a topic of much debate and discussion in recent years, with many people worried about the potential consequences of AI becoming advanced enough to take over certain tasks and jobs currently done by humans. However, it’s important to consider that the fear of AI taking over the world is largely […]

With Rags to Riches in Italy

On the rise of mass production, the impact of organized crime, and the ongoing fight for fair labor practices in the luxury goods industry in Italy

Italy is known worldwide for its luxury goods, and the sale of these high-end products has played a significant role in the country’s economy for many years. In fact, the luxury goods industry is one of the main contributors to Italy’s GDP, with a large portion of the country’s economic growth coming from the sale […]

New Hope for the Pope: The Groundbreaking Election of Pope Maria I

A Fictional Account of the First Black Lesbian Pope and Her Quest for Justice and Equality

It was a historic day in the Catholic Church on April 1, 2030, as Pope Maria I, the first black lesbian woman to hold the papacy, was elected. As she stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to greet the cheering crowds, the world watched in amazement.

Reckless Driving in Italy: A Public Health Crisis on the Road

Why Italy has one of the highest rates of road fatalities in Europe and what Italians could do to improve road safety

Italy has a serious problem with reckless driving and a high rate of road fatalities. According to data from the World Health Organization, Italy has one of the highest rates of road deaths in Europe, with approximately 4,000 people losing their lives on the country’s roads every year. This is a major public health concern, […]

Einstein in the Age of the Spanish Inquisition

Exploring the Potential Consequences of a Genius Living in Oppressive Times

As I ponder the curious case of Albert Einstein, I cannot help but wonder: what if this brilliant scientist had lived during the time of the Spanish Inquisition? How might his revolutionary ideas have fared in the face of such an oppressive regime? Einstein’s theories of relativity and the nature of light would have been […]

Sacking Justine Sacco

On the Intersection of Freedom of Speech and Online Bullying in the Internet Era

In 2013, a woman named Justine Sacco found herself at the center of a scandal that would ultimately cost her her job. Sacco, a PR executive for the media company IAC, posted a joke. With just a few hundred followers on Twitter, she likely didn’t anticipate the widespread backlash that would ensue after she tweeted […]

Evil Twins

How Excessive Consumption and Population Growth Are Killing Us

Overconsumption and overpopulation are two major challenges facing the world today. They are closely interconnected and have far-reaching impacts on the environment, society, and economy. Overconsumption refers to the excessive consumption of goods and resources, often beyond what is necessary or sustainable. It is driven by consumerism, the belief that the more we consume, the […]

The Dark Side of the Globe

How the Globalization and the Future of Interconnectivity Could Lead to the Collapse of Civilization

Globalization has been a driving force in the world economy for the past several decades. It refers to the increasing interconnectedness and interdependence of countries through the exchange of goods, services, and ideas. Globalization has led to the creation of multinational corporations, the expansion of international trade, and the increased mobility of people across borders. […]

Origin and Nature of Government

Originally published by Laurence Labadie in Balanced Living, Vol. I, No. 2 (February 1958)

When a “nation” is relatively wise politically it requires considerable force, in the shape of police and army, to keep the populace in their place. Where people are steeped in political ignorance, very little force is necessary, especially when the illusion is kept up that when choosing their rulers they are actually ruling themselves.

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