Will Unipolarity in the International System Give Way to Multipolarity?: A Brief Consideration

Will unipolarity give way to multipolarity?  To state my answer up front, yes, I believe it will.  The question is, how soon…or how long?  Nations rise and fall; governmental structures and those who make up those governments, to include their policies and personal interests, change.  Sometimes this is for the good, sometimes for the bad.  … Continue reading Will Unipolarity in the International System Give Way to Multipolarity?: A Brief Consideration

The Administrative State & Its Discontents

A paper in fulfillment of The U.S. Presidency, Congress & Bureaucracy at American Public University as part of the Master's in Political Science (Public Policy). Abstract American constitutional government has long been threatened by an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy known as the administrative state.  This paper addresses the historical and ideological roots of the administrative state, … Continue reading The Administrative State & Its Discontents

What Is the Federal Debt Ceiling and How Is It Used by Politicians?

What is the federal debt ceiling?  In short, it’s “a number over which the nation’s debt is not allowed to reach” (Conrad 2016).  What’s troubling, however, is that the need to raise the debt ceiling implies that the debt has already accumulated, in which case if the ceiling is not raised then America will be … Continue reading What Is the Federal Debt Ceiling and How Is It Used by Politicians?

A Gay President is Off the Table…for Now

In the past few days we've seen Democratic presidential candidates dropping off one-by-one as they secede from the race. Buttigieg seceded on March 1, taking what could have been an historical event in American history off the table -- namely, the first gay president. Whether or not his election to office was likely is beside … Continue reading A Gay President is Off the Table…for Now

What Mises, Hazlitt, and Sowell Have to Say About Sanders’s National Rent Control

On the Bernie Sanders website, the following is listed under the section for Housing for All: Key Points End the housing crisis by investing $2.5 trillion to build nearly 10 million permanently affordable housing units.Protect tenants by implementing a national rent control standard, a “just-cause” requirement for evictions, and ensuring the right to counsel in … Continue reading What Mises, Hazlitt, and Sowell Have to Say About Sanders’s National Rent Control