***This is just a quick response to all of the sexual assault stories in the news these days. Also, as I reread this I realize that it is not very well written. I guess it's a lesson in not being reactionary while writing. I try not to be judgmental. I know sexuality is complicated and… Continue reading Why dudes? Why?
Inequality kills is pretty harsh language, so in order for it to be true I think it has to be established that life for the poor is also harsh - so harsh, that being poor is not only life altering but life threatening. There are many ways to enter into poverty. One way is to… Continue reading Does Inequality Kill? Part Three
In this section I will explore whether inequality is unavoidable in a capitalist economy. It turns out, for me anyway, that concluding inequality is somehow an inevitable outcome in a capitalist society is quite challenging. It is difficult because the exchange of goods and services for money doesn’t operate outside of public policy and societal… Continue reading Does Inequality Kill? Part Two
(This was posted in my old blog and I finally tracked it down. The issue of inequality hasn't gone away, so I will be posting all three parts of this piece on this website as well.) This will be a three part blog exploring a claim made in the Pope’s most recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. In chapter… Continue reading Does Inequality Kill? Part One
When I first started to write this post, I intended to approach it academically by defining wealth and income and highlighting the differences between the two. Then, I was going to provide data on the increasing cost of college and a declining median income. Ultimately, the point would have been that increasing college costs are… Continue reading A Personal Look at Inequality and Higher Education