Tag Archives: economics

  • 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 […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Culture vs. Economics

    Dec 2, 13 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Last weekend the Cub Scouts were at my local supermarket collecting groceries for those in need during the holidays. Because of activities like these, The Boy & Girl Scouts of America are organizations lauded for their dedication to what some would say are the ideals of American culture. In fact conservatives often proclaim that if […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Correct Perspective

    May 28, 13 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Last week I argued that many of the specifics in any political discussion are less important than the underlying motivation. My point was that we should understand what we are ultimately arguing for or against. I also hinted that I would give reasons why a more liberal perspective was better than a conservative one. Here […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Welfare and the Presidential Election

    Oct 29, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Socialism has gotten a bad reputation in our country. Because of a misnomer on the part of the Soviet Union, it has been unfairly equated with communism since the end of World War II. During the 19th century socialists were implicated in several attacks on government and corporations. In reality socialism is an economic philosophy […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Rise of Romney

    Oct 9, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Last week Mitt Romney made his strongest case for being the next president with his strong showing in a debate with President Obama centered on economic issues. The next day I encountered multiple people that were genuinely surprised and seemingly worried that Obama had no chance to get re-elected. But Romney’s debate performance should be […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Supply Side Sports

    Oct 2, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Conservatives want less government intervention and argue that decreasing regulations will lead to a better economy because companies will be free to expand and hire people. Professional sports offer great insight into this perspective because they are the few businesses in which the United States government does not highly regulate their actions. Major League Baseball […]