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Why shouldn't BBC have to register as a foreign agent?
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Because FARA is a vague written law that can be used to target particular individuals/entities that the current US government does not like. For example from Wikipedia, United States v. Franklin: ...

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Why is globalisation so disdained?
11 votes

First of all globalization makes people on average better off, but there are plenty of losers. For example unskilled workers in US have lower salaries with globalization because huge supply of ...

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Why don't other countries try to emulate the United States?
9 votes

Liberia had similar constitution as the US for over 100 years, and it is one of the poorest countries in the world. This is not a full answer, but I hope it shows that running a country is not a ...

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Why does having a college degree make a difference to how white Americans vote?
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Well answer is that we do not know since all social "science" "research" will be thinly veiled "stupid people vote Republican". Why? Colleges staff are extremely left ...

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Why is the lab leak theory such a big deal?
4 votes

It is not about lab leak vs natural origin per se. It is about the fact that for year+ anybody considering lab leak as an option was deemed a conspiracy theory nutjob, racist, ... As you know one of ...

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Why do some (North Americans) consider Europe socialist?
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Socialism - Capitalism is not a binary state, but a spectrum, so for example one could say that US is socialist compared to Singapore and that France is socialist compared to Switzelrand. Also most of ...

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How do politicians scrutinize bills that are thousands of pages long?
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They do not, it is hard to recap the entire Swamp documentary in one answer, but basically most congressmen are cowards that do what the leadership tells them. They do not read the bills and do as ...

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What retaliatory actions could Trump take against Twitter?
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Since Democrats control the House he can do very little. If Republicans controlled the house and senate he could try to pass a law that would accidentally cost Twitter billions in compliance/lost ...

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Why is Trump releasing (or not) his tax returns such a big deal?
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Existing answers are missing the point by mentioning that Trump is breaking his promises and lying... All politicians lie and break promises. Reason is simple: Trump and Democrats(including their ...

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What will happen if China stops loaning money to the U.S.?
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While 1.1T looks huge it is actually not that big when you consider the size of the US debt. Only big problem that can happen is that it could trigger a panic in a similar fashion as bank runs ...

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What are the downsides of being a debt-free country (no foreign national debt)?
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In normal environment there are no downsides, since it is very unlikely that government can invest the borrowed money in a way that is more beneficial than just not borrowing it. As a rule ...

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How would one justify public funding for non-STEM (or unprofitable) college majors to a non college educated taxpayer?
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I do not personally believe it is justified for the government to subsidise such degrees, but those who do seem to justify it in the following ways: A more educated society indirectly benefits us all ...

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Has Trump ever explained why he, as incumbent President, is unable to stop the alleged electoral fraud?
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President is not a dictator, he can not just order people how to organize and oversee elections. Regarding specific issues here is one mentioned by not Trump himself, but a Republican congressman that ...

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