Green New Deal

Representative Ocasio-Cortez presented her green new deal plan this week, and it s a non binding resolution. This is useful to give a signal which representatives are going for support a more es expansive policy, but it still leaves out details on how to do it. Wired did a fantastic job outlining the policy. She… Continue reading Green New Deal

Today’s musings

Today’s ban on transgender folk serving in the military is disheartening, and is going to make a lot of people upset. On top of that I witnessed a Lummi woman being poorly represented by her public defender in court today, and wish I had known where to refer her to get proper legal assistance. I… Continue reading Today’s musings

Political Platform

I have written a lot on this blog over the last 9 years, and I have written about a lot of different topics. Here is a summary of my political values in a bullet format. Local elections (Bellingham and Whatcom County) Investigate the ability to have fare-free buses Have a local carbon tax, like in… Continue reading Political Platform

US border insecurity

Statistics: The American-Canadian border is the longest shared border in the world. The American-Canadian border is the only shared border between highly developed (GDP per capita > $20,000) in North America. there are 30 such borders in the world, 3 are with Saudi Arabia and its rich gulf neighbors, and the other 26 are in… Continue reading US border insecurity

Status of the 2020 election, Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

The 2020 election is ramping up right now, and the candidates are lining up, and there are multiple fantastic candidates right now. The Republican Nomination will almost certainly go to Trump in 2020, but on the Democratic side of the aisle we have several really amazing people running, or who are almost certainly going to… Continue reading Status of the 2020 election, Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

Design a Carbon Tax Now! Or, how to make a more efficient legislature to solve our problems.

Abstract Thoughts on how to design a more effective legislature to solve important issues like global warming by using ranked voting. Introduction It is now 2019. We are about to start the legislative session with the largest Democratic Majority in Washington State for 70 years, and if we are ever going to get progress done… Continue reading Design a Carbon Tax Now! Or, how to make a more efficient legislature to solve our problems.

Non-contradicotry proposals

Economists usually say this: Don’t bail out the banks, that’s bad. Let them survive in a free market as they demand. Please don’t bail out big companies. Please make it easier to start a business. Everyone should have the right to own their work. Please don’t collectivize everything, that’s happened before, it didn’t work.  Private… Continue reading Non-contradicotry proposals

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