The problem in our society isn’t that not enough people vote. It’s that too many uninformed people vote. We don’t need to Rock the Vote, we need to Stop the Vote.
Month: December 2018
2018 has been another historic year for the marijuana industry in the Last Frontier. Alaska has taken two radical steps in it’s approach to cannabis, the people who use it, and the businesses that offer it.
It’s a common refrain, we need better people in office. Smarter people. Experts that could cut through the crap and make wise, informed decisions. As an academic myself I can safely say this is a horrible idea.
There’s plenty to be worried about. And plenty to be cautious of but living your life in constant fear is damaging to your health and to society.
Crime in North Korea is difficult to calculate since it is one of the most secretive nations on Earth. However, as a general rule, the more authoritarian a society, the more ‘criminals’ a society has.
Until there is some reason to really put effort into it, no politician is going to spend significant energy to try to get 12% of the electorate to maybe, possibly, perhaps, pretty-please get off your ass and vote this year.
Alaska’s a weird place and marijuana legalization has a long and complicated history here.
There is always a market, for everything we do, and there is always a way for government to justify interfering in it.
Lobbyists are professionals who these groups of people hire to help them navigate the halls of power and influence government to effect decisions in their favor.
There are quite a few reasons for Alaska’s low population density. Many people would immediately say the climate is probably a factor, I’d like to point any who thought that to Scandinavia and their combined roughly 26 million people.