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Would the Green New Deal result in socialism?

In a recent Wall St. Journal editorial, Fred Barnes writes: a vast Green New Deal would propel America in a socialist direction Is this a believable consequence of the aspirations and goals of The ...
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Some of the people in my town pay no taxes, what can I do about it?

I recently moved to a new town and I found out that some of the residents through favoritism or being connected are paying no property taxes. For example, in one case there is a property worth about $...
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What exactly is “Human Capitalism” and does it conflict with the function of capitalism?

Recently Andrew Yang has announced his run for the 2020 Presidential election. He calls himself a "human capitalist" Now, I like his ideas generally - but I do not understand what exactly "human ...
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What makes political figures be so (apparently) candid on “60 Minutes”?

I've noticed a few times that, on 60 Minutes, political figures tend to appear far more candid and revealing about their thoughts and behavior in ways that they normally aren't in normal public ...
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What is it that “97% of climate scientists” actually believe about global warming?

It is widely known that reporting on polls must be done with careful consideration. I have often heard that there is a scientific consensus on global warming that can no longer be denied, that 97% of ...
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What obligations does a state have to assist its citizens, when they are in a country with no embassy?

One of three schoolgirls who fled London to join so-called Islamic State in 2015 has been found by a UK newspaper in a Syrian refugee camp. Her family wants the government's help to return her to the ...
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How quickly could a motion be passed to alter minimum age for POTUS?

How quickly could the minimum age requirement (35 years) for the president of the USA be changed? I got curious when I realised The Rock, LeBron James and Beyoncé have tickets at the major betting ...
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In what ways economy influence slavery and end of it?

Most people think slavery is prohibited because it's "wrong". If that's true, we would have ended slavery thousands of years ago. It seems that industrialization makes labor more "precious". Each ...
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Is candidate anonymity at all practical?

We are all aware voting is largely biased. Of course, it would be attractive to reduce that bias as much as possible because greater policy-based voting allows laws and regulations to better reflect ...
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Is there any statist policies that have been proven to benefit the economy?

Refraining from opinions as much as possible, is there any examples where the government intervening in the market that has been proven to have bettered the economy better than the free market could ...
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What do Democrats mean when they call a wall or barrier “immoral”?

I don't want arguments for or against the wall/barrier on the United States' southern border. I would like to understand what Nancy Pelosi means when she or any other member of the Democratic party ...
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Why don't many of the Republicans in the House and Senate believe in climate change?

In their foundations, they support the laissez faire (economics) but they don't accept the green economy. Are there any logical reasons of why most Republicans (not all) refuse to acknowledge climate ...
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What does the US have to gain by other countries not being socialist or communist?

With the current situation in Venezuela, it seems like the US is once again weighing in against a leader that is textbook socialist or communist that is also a dictator. I understand the hardships ...
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Why is a border wall such a polarising issue in American politics?

I don't understand why this is such a big deal. Many countries around the world have a hard border with a physical barrier in place to stop illegal crossing/smuggling. It doesn't seem inherently ...
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Why does Turkey suppress Kurdish culture?

It is pretty obvious that neither Turks nor Kurds are very enthusiastic about their current relationship with one another. Why did Turkey not integrate Kurdish culture, like the Ottoman empire had? ...
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Are there any other countries besides the UK that have movements to leave the EU?

Are there any other countries that have movements to leave the EU? If so how popular is the movement in that country?
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Why do other countries in the EU care so strongly that the UK accepts free movement of people?

It is often reported in the press that the UK will not be able to arrange a new trade deal with the EU without accepting the free movement of labor. Why is this the case: What do other countries gain ...
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Left and right wing: about nazis, populism and radicalism and how we use words [on hold]

The German word "Nazi" is extremely fashionable. It's used by media and by citizen. Like a major debate about "right radicals". Just for the protocol: I would call my a social liberal, so I don't ...
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Why would a company invest in American infrastructure based on one administration?

Right now, we have an administration that is considered to be business friendly. I would prefer that this part not go debated, because it isn’t the focus of the question. Let’s say any administration ...
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Who funds the Glocal Public Policy Initiative?

There's this Berlin-based think tank called the Global Public Policy Initiative (GPPI). Their website says they are an "independent" institute, which in layman's terms means they're trying to ...
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What actions are legal against pirates for private ships?

I've watched the film The problem with pirates and one thing which is the most surprising to me is that those captured ships have made no withstand - and that they are virtually defenseless. In the ...
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Key points for a speech on Capitalism [on hold]

I was given an English task in which the teacher has asked us to do a presentation/speech on Capitalism. The thing is he didn't specify which aspects (historical, economical and the political) we ...
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Can a nation rely on trading under WTO rules as a default position?

The widespread view in the British press seems to be that if the UK leaves the EU without a specific deal, things will default to World Trade Organization rules. This article from Australia in 2016 ...
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How frequently do prime time presidential addresses occur?

The Trump administration has requested airtime on major networks for President Trump’s prime-time message regarding immigration. The major broadcast and cable news networks CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, ...
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What are the requirements for a Democratic nomination in primaries?

Who decides how many candidates and which of them will be nominated by the Democratic party in a presidential election?
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Maxine Waters “passed 3 bills in Congress in 27 years”?

It is asserted here (time stamp 10:04) that My opponent [referring to Maxine Waters] only passed 3 bills in Congress in 27 years. Is this true and how does an average person like me verify this ...
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What is the difference between negative rights and positive rights?

What's the difference between negative rights and positive rights? Can negative rights co-exist? Can positive rights co-exist? Can negative rights co-exist with positive rights?
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Why are so few immigrants being processed at the southern border?

News reports say that Trump administration is limiting the number of asylum seeking immigrants to 20 per day in a process called metering. What I don't understand is why this is such a low number, ...
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Is there a correlation between libertarianism and IQ?

I found this question in quora https://www.quora.com/Why-does-it-seem-like-many-haskellers-are-libertarian It seems that some programmers are libertarians. You can see there. High level programmers ...
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Does the number of constituencies in First Past The Post system affect the strength of third parties?

If the number of constituencies in an assembly elected by FPTP was increased from 200 to 500 will that make it easier for third parties to win seats or does it not have any effect?
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Wording to request support for Bill stuck in US House committee?

Supposing a letter-writing campaign was launched to support a particular house bill, including the H.R. #; and that bill had a notable number of sponsors; and was referred to a committee, in which the ...
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Why did many voters support a border wall instead of other border control methods?

According to then candidate Donald J Trump's proposal, the US should build a wall on its southern border with Mexico. Seems every time he mentioned the wall in his rallies, his crowd cheered and were ...
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How do Libertarian political thinkers address self harm?

I was just wondering what the libertarian approach would be if someone was suicidal or harming their selves in some way, is/are there any principles in the ideology that would have or warrant ...
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Why are right-wing politicians in the US typically pro-Israel?

In my understanding, generally, right-wing politicians are hard on immigration and foreign people in general. This typically goes well with anti-semitism, too. (See Nazis / Neo-Nazis). At least in the ...
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Am I inherently a class traitor for working for law enforcement, from Marxist lens? [on hold]

Recently, a friend of mine said I'm guilty of class betrayal for wanting to work in law enforcement because the allegiance of law enforcement lies with the state, and the state is inherently against ...
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Climate change and how to oppose it [duplicate]

Climate change and the other big environmental problems such as plastic in the oceans and mass extinctions are big issues Some people have compared the challenge as an existential threat, like the ...
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What's the point in holding a second Brexit referendum?

Closely related to: What would be the subject of a second Brexit Referendum? Currently, there is discussion about a possible second referendum fueled by Labour, and there seems to be the publicly ...
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Which party did the US citizens who don't pay federal income taxes vote for in 2012?

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury" - unknown (frequently attributed to ...
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Trump said he didn't “need” to call a national emergency. How does this affect (if it all) his court chances?

Trump declared a national emergency, then literally said the words I didn't need to do this. He further admitted that it's just a "faster way" to accomplish what he wants. How will this affect ...
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Why didn't Trump just call a national emergency before? [on hold]

So Trump is calling a national emergency to get the military to build his border wall for him. There seems to be little the Congress or anybody else can do to step him. So my question is .... why ...
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Why doesn't Russia build more missile defense systems instead of complaining about NATO's systems?

This answer argues about Russia's concerns over missile defense systems due to undermining of Mutual Assured Destruction: The basis for the modern stalemate is called Mutual Assured Destruction. ...
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How does gender status impact access to political resources?

I am currently taking a course in male and female relationships and I was wondering how gender impacts the access to political resources or if there is a "gender lens" (male or female) in politics in ...
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What are the conditions needed to declare ISIS as defeated?

Late last month, ISIS blew the symbolic mosque where the caliphate was declared in 2014. Mosul was finally conquered. Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was allegedly killed last May. Raqqa, ISIS' "...
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Bill Bennett was ok with beheading drug dealers, how about Perdue Pharma? [on hold]

From nndb.com's William Bennett page: During {William Bennett's} 15 June 1989 appearance on Larry King Live, one caller outrageously suggested that he "behead the damn drug dealers." Bennett ...
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Why doesn't the Chinese Communist Party induct everyone into the party?

As far as I'm aware Communism is supposed to be a "dictatorship of the proletariat" and something that is by and for the people. So why doesn't the Chinese Communist Party, and similar ruling parties ...
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Press conference by SC judges

Is the historic press conference by four senior-most SC judges a sign of government interference in the workings of the judiciary? References - https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/supreme-...
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How long will a state of emergency need to be declared for Trump to build the wall

Would the state of emergency need to be in place for the entire construction? There is no actual hard definition of what the wall will be so it's more of an administrative question Assuming the wall ...
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Paying people not to vote at all

I have recently heard an idea from a local journalist that even surprised the moderator (greatly simplified): Pay some amount for people that do NOT vote Heuristically this should lead to better ...
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How does an independence referendum work?

I am just curious how exactly do independence referendums work? For instance let us assume that some people meet the criteria for a referendum and want to make a non-binding referendum. If they go the ...
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Is there a benefit to limiting immigration to the UK?

One of main reasons people voted for Brexit was to restrict immigration. Is there actually a benefit to limiting immigration to the UK? Are there any studies available on this topic?

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