21 APR 2014 by ideonexus

 Is the US an Oligarchy?

Is the United States is an Oligarchy? > Comparison > Counterpoint to "US Oligarchy" Finding
Folksonomies: politics governance
Folksonomies: politics governance
07 FEB 2014 by ideonexus

 The Printing Press as Threat and Messiah

The Invention of Printing Threatens the Church > Contrast > The Printing Press is the Messiah
A threat to the church, messiah to the masses.
Folksonomies: politics information power
Folksonomies: politics information power
28 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Elizabeth Warren Evokes Adam Smith

Nobody in This Country Got Rich on His Own > Similarity > Adam Smith Defends Taxes
She argues that the financially successful owe some of their success to the stability of the society that fostered them; Adam Smith argued that the more you owned, the more you owed back to the society in which you are invested.
02 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Our Religion and Politics are a Matter of Birth

Where We are Born Determines Our Religion > Similarity > Teens Share Their Parent\'s Political Preferences
These positions are more about the parents we are born to, and less about independent, rational formulation of ideas.
Folksonomies: politics religion ideology
Folksonomies: politics religion ideology
11 APR 2011 by ideonexus

 Population Control in Humans

Economic Population Control > Similarity > homo philoprogenitus
The term "Population Control" is thrown about by politicians to scare the public, but economic hardships are already in place as a form of population control, without which the breeders would take over the planet.
29 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Humanity's Power is in Its Ability to Swarm

Civilization is a Work of Art, Creating an Artificial Man > Similarity > Humans Aren\'t Especially Smart, It\'s Just that We Swarm
Hobbes and Lovelock agree that our human ability to form into collective powerhouses is what gives us strength.
21 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Religious Differences

The Narcissism of Minor Differences > Example/Illustration > Minor Religious Differences and Heresay
Emo Philip's clever joke echoing Sigmund Freud's "Narcissism of Minor Differences" observation.
03 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 The Audacity of Kennedy's Mission to the Moon

Kennedy\'s Speech to Congress Requesting Funds for the Space Program > Emphasis > Carl Sagan on the Audacity of John F. Kennedy\'s Moon Mission Proposal
Looking at what Kennedy was asking for from the perspective of today's politics, it's amazing how different things were then and today.