A Theory on Debt Driven Behavior

Despite living in the most technologically advanced times, able to do many tasks on our phones, and free of disease and war, western society is facing an anxiety and depression epidemic. People, especially affluent ones, are afflicted with chronic depression and other social anxiety disorders, …

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Free Speech in the Social Democracy

Today at work, I wanted to start a dialog on a closed message board for labor union members only, discussing President Trump’s view on skilled immigration abuses and practices. They immediately keyed in the word “Trump” and ignored the rest of the story which cited the …

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Liberal Intolerance in Review – An Update (31.1.2017)

(Updates added in the different sections below) Raising “Minnesota” Born in Minnesota and raised Liberal (Democrat), during the 70’s and 80’s, we stood for tolerance even if we didn’t agree with views presented; so long as those presenting were not inciting violence. Although my parents …

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How Norway Turned me into a Trump Supporter

Social Democracy Reality Check Life in the socialist paradise is perilous and full of surprises.  Living here long enough reinforces your American ideology: Living in Scandinavia has been like stepping into a time machine, peering into the future.  We can see what happens when the …

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Marijuana and Tobacco in Norway

Today, Statistics Norway released an annual survey of tobacco usage. Smoking is on the decline, but “dipping” (using snus) trends up with younger people, especially among younger women (16-34). Meanwhile, most remain against marijuana with 77% opposing legalization. [wps-social-ninja global-settings=”0″ show-count=”0″ show-before-post-content=”0″ show-after-post-content=”0″ align=”left” social-engines=”facebook,twitter,linkedin,googleplus” …

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Why Norway?

The Two-Part Answer When meeting someone new, this is the first question that everyone asks: “Why Norway.” The answer is quite complex and yet very simple. The complex part: why even think about moving to another country, let alone Norway, involves personal life and introspective …

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