The Media and Mobs

Anyone who values truth ought to be deeply troubled by the media’s coverage of the tragic incident in Ferguson, Missouri, where a Police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a young African American. The media almost immediately began framing this story as it always does when race is involved, as a white versus black narrative. […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Interpreting Ordain Women’s Motivation

  It has been a rough week for many church members in the Mormon community. Even attempts to control my passion when posting links to articles seem to have failed. One person called me anti-Mormon. I have never once spewed hate toward the Church that I love. I have never uttered a single anti-Mormon sentiment. […]

Piketty on Colbert #capital

First, Colbert on Piketty: Next, Colbert’s Interview with Thomas Piketty:

The Dangers of WEALTH Inequality

A quick video introduction to the dangers of wealth inequality: — Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 8, 2014 Check out the above video. I like Ezra Klein’s distinction between income inequality and wealth inequality. It is easy to overly simplify such matters. The super wealthy are not merely doctors and lawyers who went to school […]

How Can We Cut Poverty Today?

In the video below, the Center for American Progress proposes five things we can do to cut poverty now. In short, the five things are: Create jobs Increase the minimum wage Expand access to high quality pre-k and childcare Make the workplace family friendly Don’t make poverty worse In the following video, these points are […]

Why the Redistribution of Wealth?

Because it is the right thing to do. 3 Nephi Chapter 6:   4 And they began again to prosper and to wax great; and the twenty and sixth and seventh years passed away, and there was great order in the land; and they had formed their laws according to equity and justice.   5 […]