Defining Power: Coercion vs Voluntary Cooperation
Published Mon, Mar 14 2011 10:49 PM | Damien Manier
Originally posted on damienmanier.com Recent Essay for political sociology class defining power: Power may be better understood as coercion, to differentiate from natural, electrical, or even Bertrand Russel's definition (as cited in Janoski, 2005...
Monopoly and Competition: Government Intervention and its Effects on the Free Market
Published Tue, Mar 30 2010 12:01 PM | Damien Manier
(Originally posted at damienmanier.com ) One of the roles of government, debated even among those of a libertarian or small government perspective, is that of regulating monopolies and ensuring competition. On a larger political scale, the debate may...
Flaws of Equal Employment Opportunity
Published Wed, Mar 24 2010 6:11 PM | Damien Manier
(Originally posted at damienmanier.com ) The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the many following bills that modified and added to it has been a great affront to property rights and by extension individual sovereignty. Whether we examine the impacts of “equality...
Proportional Justice: Retribution and Restitution
Published Sun, Mar 14 2010 11:33 PM | Damien Manier
(Originally posted at damienmanier.com) The way we punish criminals and restore justice is very important to our overall crime prevention strategy. It is important to establish a punitive system that will exact the right amount of punishment while also...
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Flaws in Social Security
Published Sun, Mar 14 2010 11:29 PM | Damien Manier
(Originally posted at damienmanier.com ) Here is an essay I recently wrote for one of my classes regarding Social Security. The majority of my research and sources was through the book “The Roots of the Social Security Myth” which can be found...
Conservative problems with "Big Government" exclude Security and Defense
Published Wed, Dec 9 2009 7:35 PM | Damien Manier
This afternoon while driving home I was listening to talk radio, some of you may already be judging but hear me out, and I heard the conservative them for bashing government run health care, "If the government can run the DMV, screws up this simple...
NLRB v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation (1937)
Published Sun, Nov 29 2009 6:45 PM | Damien Manier
After the break is a short essay I wrote on the Supreme Court case, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation (1937). The essay briefly addresses some of the case history regarding the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution...
Corporate Welfare and Corporatism
Published Sun, Nov 22 2009 1:06 PM | Damien Manier
Here is a short essay I wrote for my American Government Class on Corporate Welfare. I hope to further explore and expand on the ideas presented in the future. I always appreciate suggested sources and helpful comments. Enjoy! Corporations are firms or...