Gramatik
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Is it true that Jim Crow laws were primarily promoted by the Democratic Party?
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The existing highly upvoted answers do a good job of explaining why the answer to this question is "yes, but significant additional context is needed." I add here as an addendum a brief and ...

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How can the Harm Principle be adjusted to fit Social Democracy and Social Liberalism
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In the words of Adam Smith, commonly accepted to be the father of modern Capitalism "A power to dispose of estates for ever is manifestly absurd. The earth and the fulness of it belongs to every ...

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Why hasn't Biden gotten a "rally round the flag" effect after Afghanistan?
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There are two likely reasons: This isn't the sort of event that would generate a "rally around the flag" effect While this fits into the general definition of "periods of international ...

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Why does it seem like US conspiracy theorists are overwhelmingly Republican-oriented?
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As it has been pointed out by other answers to this question and this related question, there are ample examples of historical left-wing conspiracies. Why this has changed recently to being ...

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Is democracy inherently anti-authoritarian?
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Defining Democracy and Authoritarianism For this we should consider Democracy to be defined as a government where citizens elect officials to represent their interests (representative democracy, which ...

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What has divided US politics so severely since Bill Clinton's election?
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All of the answers here touch on aspects of why political polarization has gotten so bad since the Clinton administration, but none are comprehensive. I'll combine them together, add some missing ones,...

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Why don't countries like Japan just print more money?
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If you owe other countries money, and then you print a bunch of money and thus devalue your currency, your creditors will be angry because you will now be paying them less than they expected. ...

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Would the following system be Socialist, or Capitalist?
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This reminds me of the voucher system in the (botched) privatization of the Russian economy following the fall of the Soviet Union as it attempted a transition out of communism. In short, it failed ...

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Why are so many countries subsidizing the electrical vehicle industry?
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There isn't one reason that applies to all the countries that give incentives for buying electric vehicles, rather it appears that there are three buckets for reasoning on this, of which countries ...

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What is the difference between globalisation and imperialism?
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The answer is in the quoted passages you've posted. Imperialism is a policy put forth by a nation, whereas globalization is a global phenomenon. Imperialism is unilateral and globalization is ...

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What specific FBI policy/procedure required 29 FBI agents and 17 vehicles sent to arrest Roger Stone?
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Googling this question produced good answers, but I'll sum them up here anways. First and foremost, the use of many agents is not abnormal. From former agent James Gagliono "In the FBI, we tend to ...

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What is capitalism's answer to constant economic growth hitting the limit of the planet's finite resources?
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The point of a free market, which is how pricing is determined under capitalism, is that it reacts efficiently to supply and demand. If something drops in supply it will be harder to get ahold of, and ...

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What happened to Islamic terrorism in 2018?
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The first thing to note given your question, in which you cite the number of deaths from terror attacks as well as the number of terrorist attacks by Jihadists, is that each of these years 2015 and ...

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What is a political view that believes there should be no ruling country and people should be split into separate niche companies?
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If he believes that there needs to be someone who mandates the size and scope of companies then he is neither an anarchist nor a capitalist in any sense of the words. How does he reconcile "that ...

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Which countries are friends/allies in Middle East?
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The general guidelines for who are and aren't friends in the middle east follow the Iran-Saudi Arabia struggle for dominance in the region, often carried out through proxy. This often also manifests ...

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How do social security payments compare to investing the same amount of money in treasury bonds?
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There's a couple misunderstandings in the question, I think the main one stems from the comparison of social security to personal, private savings. Social security is meant to be a safety net more ...

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Political leanings of academia and of think tanks
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I don't see the two as comparable. The main purpose of academia is to educate paying students, the main purpose of think tanks is to influence policy. There are both left and right leaning think tanks,...

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By what process do EU directives become UK national law?
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Just to address what may just be strange wording, an EU directive does not become UK national law, an EU directive says "we've agreed that doing X is necessary as a bloc, so all countries need to have ...

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Could Italy's need to finance its public debt be a menace for the EU?
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To delve into a piece of Ryathal's great answer, the implications of a higher financial dependence of Italy on an outside benefactor can be seen in history, though not necessarily from the perspective ...

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Russian sanctions under Trump
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Jun 20, 2017: "Treasury Designates Individuals and Entities Involved in the Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine" The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today ...

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Why couldn't Russia grow its economy as fast as China did?
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Botched Privatization/Rise of Oligarchs After the dissolution of the Soviet Union there was an effort to privatize the Russian economy. As opposed to the open sale of state assets, which was shot ...

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What was the gender and racial breakdown of voting on the Israeli Statehood bill?
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The current party/member breakdown of the 120 member Knesset is as follows: (source) Party Breakdown Ruling coalition (66 seats): Likud (30 seats) Kulanu (10) The Jewish Home (8) Shas (7) United ...

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Is there a stated goal in the US "Trade War"?
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The answers and comments have been focused on why any given country would launch a trade war as opposed to why the current US administration has launched a trade war. Though these align on many counts,...

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What interest does China have in U.S. debt?
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This question has been answered here - https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/28592/16957 To paraphrase User4012's answer: China is not [buying US Treasury Debt] out of being nice, but of economic ...

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Why do people call for office holders to resign? What consequences does that bring?
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I believe this question is based on a flawed premise, as it is my experience that its is fairly common for office-holders to step down amid a scandal. Though presumably while the public is the ...

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How often do Supreme Court decisions hinge upon the split between progressive and conservative judges?
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I manually recorded the votes on 2012 supreme court cases from the list on wikipedia. There's a page for each year since 2000 thats in the same format. You (or someone with some time on their hands ...

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How much in interest payments since 2002 has the increase in the debt past the old debt ceiling cost the US?
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I took the figures referenced by DJClayworth and updated up to 2014 numbers and included inflation. (if someone can tell me how to paste excel as pre-formatted text I'm happy to paste the actual ...

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How much do US presidential campaigns spend per vote gained?
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There are some lurking variables that make this question very hard to answer. The amount of people already set in their opinion changes with each election so you cannot soundly compare one election ...

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How did Poland and Hungary manage to take over (nationalize) mandatory private pensions without breaking private property right?
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For Hungary the private accounts were not technically forcibly taken over by the government, however between November 2010 and December 2011 all payments to the private accounts were suspended and ...

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Why do countries antagonistic to the USA keep US$ as their reserve currency?
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Generally speaking the answer is Yes, the reserve currency for all countries you listed is the USD. The simple reason for this is that everyone else also uses USD, and that the potential political ...

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