Category Archives: Race

Leaving Canada out of NAFTA Racializes Trade

With the absence of any mention of Canada from all NAFTA discourse, the idea of scrapping, or “renegotiating” NAFTA has become convincingly less about “trade” and more about the United States having problems with people with brown skin. This Politico … Continue reading

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Quantitative Literacy: The Philosophy of Math (no math required)

As a society, I think we’ve all been conditioned to think of anything mathematical as “truth.” After all, if I have 2 apples, and I eat one, then I only have 1 apple left. Who could argue with that as … Continue reading

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The Economics of Refugees: Canadian Style

One almost cannot open a news site without hearing about Syrian refugees; how we should hate them, how they’re going to take money away from the citizenry, how somehow ISIS and Islam are the same thing (All ISIS members are … Continue reading

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The Confederate Flag as a Symbol of Failure: Racism by the Numbers

I don’t have much to add to the thought-provoking social discussion surrounding the tragedy in Charleston, S.C.; both the shootings and the Confederate Flag debate. Missing from all the discussions however is that racism is NOT just a matter of … Continue reading

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Baltimore: A City Near You (Committing Sociology)

The Justice Policy Institute (PDF) has put together some really interesting facts on Baltimore from Census data. While the facts are shocking to most (or at least should be), the fact not mentioned is that Baltimore is just like the east … Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Invisible Fist

Most Economists agree that income inequality is bad. What almost none of them can say is WHY it’s bad, not even mentioning negative externalities. This is where some Sociology comes in, and can shed light revealing the shadow of Adam … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Economics – Post 2007 Apocalypse Edition.

The following graph means absolutely nothing; yet it means a lot: The latest addition of “income inequality is bad” in economics comes from the Washington Post, which adds that the long term unemployed are basically getting screwed. There’s a couple … Continue reading

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