Overcoming the Opioid Epidemic – A National Public Health Emergency

Since the turn of the millennium, drug overdose deaths in the United States have tripled. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths in 2016 rose to as many as an estimated 65,000, up from 52,404 in 2015, which was a record itself. More Americans died in …

We May Not Yet Be Able To Wrap Our Heads Around It, But Universal Basic Income Is Ultimately Inevitable

More and more, people are considering the possibility of a Universal Basic Income, a stipend received by all adult citizens which insures they can pay for their basic needs. Thomas Paine was one of the first to propose the idea, followed by the likes of Martin Luther King, Richard M. …

Corporations and Creeds

The following is a chapter from Money, Sex, Power & Faith. Order your copy in paperback or for Kindle! “Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.”  – Ambrose Bierce The first corporations weren’t like the corporations we know today. Initially created for only temporary purposes, such as the …

Can The Transgender Movement Help Us Break Down Other Barriers As Well?

Some of my Facebook friends often send me private messages to ask if I am actually friends with some of my other Facebook friends. Three in particular are card carrying conservatives that often share posts and comments that most of my other friends find offensive, ignorant, or downright ridiculous. Though …