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Philosophy & History

Is Democracy Broken? What Plato Would Have Said About Trump and Brexit

First Brexit, then Trump. 2016 was not a good year for modern Western democracies. In 2018, the consequences of these votes seem worse than many pessimists anticipated. So what might Plato, a notoriously harsh critic of democracy, have said about all of this?

Politics & Society

Class Did Matter in the Election, But Not in the Way We Expected

The problem in understanding Donald Trump’s election may be our simplistic expectations rather than how the working class actually voted.

Politics & Society

Why States Should Raise the Minimum Wage Right Now

Research shows that individuals living in states that have raised the minimum wage are more likely to report being happy or satisfied with their lives – and the increase in happiness for low-income workers does not come at the expense of middle or upper income workers.

Philosophy & History

The Forgotten History of the US-Mexico Border Wall

President Trump’s plans to build a wall is only the latest in a long line of attempts to close the U.S.-Mexico border. But originally, these attempts were never meant to fence out Mexicans. Instead, they targeted a completely different group of immigrants.

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