Living off the grid, which involves not being connected to a city’s water supply or electricity from a utility company, is growing in popularity. Depending on where you live, local and state government may support off-grid living, or zoning regulations may make disconnecting from public water and utilities a crime. However, there are good reasons why states should support off-grid living.… [Read more]
If the current coronavirus pandemic is leaving you feeling uncertain about your financial future, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced a lack of work as a result of the spread of COVID19, and the self-employed are experiencing a lack of business during a time where they would usually be doing well. Nobody’s exactly sure what’s going to happen in the near future or just how long it’s going to last.… [Read more]
As of 2017, there were 47 million seniors over the age of 65 in the U.S. The “baby boomer” generation makes up a large part of that and is constantly changing the face of the workforce in the country. About 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age each day.
While many seniors live perfectly happy and healthy lives, it can be harder when the aging process starts to have a dramatic impact.… [Read more]
Progressives in the US have done a good job of presenting a united front on many domestic issues affecting America today. From Medicare for All to a wholesale rebalancing of the US economy, progressives of all stripes are in broad agreement about what these policies should look like in practice.
When it comes to foreign policy, however, progressives have been less concrete in their proposals.… [Read more]
With so much talk about traditional healthcare coverage, many people tend to forget that it doesn’t usually cover select services like dental or vision. Many progressive politicians like Bernie Sanders push for healthcare to be known as a human right, as it is necessary to survival. However, an important issue that needs to be resolved when discussing healthcare is: does dental count?… [Read more]
The War on Drugs has destroyed the lives of many people while not doing much to stop the flow of drugs throughout the country. That’s because it has almost uniformly focused on African American and Hispanic American people, with a vast majority of arrests and convictions come these races.
This higher arrest rate occurs even though neither race abuses drugs at much higher rates than any other race.… [Read more]
It’s no secret that technology is progressing each year. This, of course, always invokes a bit of fear with people thinking, “Are robots going to be doing my job soon?” While it’s true that many jobs can now be automated, the robot revolution hasn’t arrived at our doors just yet. The improvements in technology and artificial intelligence can be a big help in our fight against climate change, but it’s a delicate balance.… [Read more]
Child custody disputes are never pleasant. They are, however, perhaps even more problematic for those families with lower incomes. There are certain costs that few factors into these issues and those costs can wreak havoc on those without a substantial financial safety net. Below are just a few of the ways that a custody dispute can impact low-income families.… [Read more]