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  • The Socialist’s Journal: Sears Closings

    Oct 27, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Sears recently announced that it would be closing somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 Sears and Kmart retail locations. This is the perfect example of the dark side of capitalism. Sears has made poor strategic decisions over a number of years so in a sense this was inevitable. If the people who are in charge […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Next Wave of NBA Coaches?

    Oct 20, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Most of the time sports are just about having fun. On any random Saturday there are a million basketball games, baseball games, soccer matches, races, etc. between friends and acquaintances that contribute absolutely nothing to society. But sometimes sports mean everything. Sometimes sports are an ethnic group being allowed to participate at the professional level […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Fantasy Sports

    Oct 13, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Fantasy sports is both the greatest and the worst development in sports in the last 20 years. On the one hand fantasy sports allows folks who follow a sport closely to compare players and argue greatness on a different level than the casual fan. Statistics work well as tools in the fantasy sports universe which […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Arbitration

    Oct 7, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Arbitration is the use of a disinterested third party to pass judgment on a dispute. Every civil case in this country is an example of arbitration but it doesn’t only pertain to going to court; it can be used by two parties wishing to avoid the courtroom. More pertinent to this column is that it […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Ultimate Irony

    Sep 29, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *There is a very vocal group of conservatives in the United States that also openly avow their religious affiliation as Christian. And from the way they speak so confidently about the conservative principles and their religion you wouldn’t think there was a major contradiction. But there is. The plain truth is that Jesus did not […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Why Socialism

    Sep 22, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Every so often I rerun this column as sort of a mission statement. It explains the name of my column and my general perspective. Socialism (as an alternative to pure capitalism) is a much more sustainable (creates tax payers), morally progressive (less exploitative), and legally advantageous stance for any government entity to assume. At its […]