Politics Pages on Cazort.net

Cazort.net Political Platform updated Nov 12th, 2016
A political platform, based on respect for all people, simplicity, nuance, and encompassing both liberal and conservative principles with an eye towards sustainability.

The Ends Do Not Justify The Means updated Sep 19th, 2015
My explanation of how the ends justify the means concept plays out in politics and other areas of life, and why I take a more integrated, process-based approach to action.

Libertarianism updated Jul 11th, 2015
Libertarianism is a political philosophy that emphasizes personal freedoms and minimal government. This page explains what views I take from Libertarianism as well as where I sometimes differ from this philosophy.

Democracy: Pros & Cons updated Sep 30th, 2014
Democracy is a way of organizing governments and organizations. This article explores the advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and the ways of balancing democracy with other structures.

Unbiased News Sources updated Mar 26th, 2014
All news sources are biased. An unbiased perspective is an unattainable ideal; however, it can be approached through careful research. This page outlines the news sources I most commonly rely on to put together a picture with as little bias as possible.

Public Transportation updated Sep 4th, 2013
Arguments for the benefits of public transportation, and tips on how to support public transit through your own personal choices.

Taxes updated Jun 19th, 2013
My tax plan is based on simplicity, good incentives, and fairness; my quick fix plan involves elimination of the payroll tax, and my long-term plan involves replacement of income tax with taxes on resource use and holding of currency.

Human Rights updated Feb 8th, 2013
My list of human rights, inspired by but differing from the UN's universal declaration of human rights.

Cazort.net Duck Political Logo updated Feb 22nd, 2012
A duck is the official political logo of Cazort.net; this logo symbolizes the non-partisan, direct, diverse, and respectful approach Cazort.net takes to politics.

Progressive Taxation updated Feb 8th, 2012
Progressive taxation, in which wealthier individuals pay a higher tax rate, has numerous proponents and opponents; this page offers my take on the issue.

Monopoly updated Feb 8th, 2012
A monopoly occurs when one business or entity exclusively controls a particular type of good or service. Monopoly is generally agreed to have a negative economic impact; this page explores how monopolies form and how to prevent them.

Euphemisms updated Oct 30th, 2011
A euphemism is a phrase or word substituted for another, in order to create a more positive connotation, often at the expense of being honest or direct. This page explains why I am wary of euphemisms.

Occupy Philly - Philadelphia's Occupy Wall Street Protest updated Oct 24th, 2011
Occupy Philly is Philadelphia's version of the Occupy Wall Street protest. It is extremely well-organized; this page talks about my experience visiting the protest, and how the movement is organized.

Genetic Engineering updated Oct 24th, 2011
I support mandatory labelling of any genetically engineered product, and restrictions to ensure that genetically-modified organisms do not escape into the wild and alter natural ecosystems.

Political Trade (In Political Compromises) updated Oct 1st, 2011
A political trade is a political compromise in which one party gives in on one issue, in exchange for a concession on some other issue; this page explains why in general I oppose political trades.

Transparency updated Sep 13th, 2011
Discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of transparency in organizations, and discussion of how to achieve transparency when it is desired.

Nuclear Power updated Aug 29th, 2011
Nuclear power promises a lasting energy source, but it brings with it the downsides of waste disposal, military escalation, and risk of catastrophic accidents.

Capitalism updated Aug 24th, 2011
Capitalism is a type of economic system in which development proceeds primarily due to accumulation and reinvestment of profits by private interests. This page presents a nuanced take on Capitalism.

Escalation updated Aug 24th, 2011
Discussion of escalation, especially in political debate, and suggestions of how to prevent it.

Wholesomeness updated Aug 23rd, 2011
Wholesomeness is a central concept in my life: I consider something to be wholesome if and only if it is beneficial to all people involved.

The Obama Health Care Plan updated Aug 23rd, 2011
My take on the Obama health care plan, passed in early 2010. I believe this legislation has both positive and negative aspects, and would like to see it changed substantially rather than repealed or left as-is.

Israeli Settlements updated Aug 22nd, 2011
My take on the subject of Israeli settlements, including concrete proposals of how to advance the peace process in light of these illegal and highly unethical expansions into occupied territory.

Tea Party Movement updated Jul 22nd, 2011
The tea party movement is not a single, unified political movement; here I offer a summary of different groups bearing the tea party name, and discussion of the values ideals they embody.

Conspiracy Theories updated Jun 9th, 2011
An explanation of why I generally do not believe in or agree with conspiracy theories.

Taxes and Children updated May 24th, 2011
Discussion of tax credits and tax deductions, in the U.S., associated with supporting children and other dependants. I give arguments for and against these credits, and explain my stance of being generally opposed to these credits, but also being cautious about repealing them.

Terrorism updated May 14th, 2011
I define terrorism as an action that is violent, and targets civilians based on some sort of group membership. This page discusses my beliefs of the best ways to prevent and stop terrorism.

A Ban on Hospital Advertising updated May 11th, 2011
I propose a ban on advertising by hospitals wishing to retain their non-profit status, and explain how this ban could result in lower health care costs and higher quality of care.

Gerrymandering updated Apr 27th, 2011
Gerrymandering is the redefining of electoral districts for the political gain of certain groups; this page proposes some methods for halting this form of political corruption.

Revolving Debt updated Apr 21st, 2011
Explanation of why I think revolving debt creates bad incentives, and discussion of why I think a ban on revolving debt would have benefits for society.

Loopholes updated Apr 17th, 2011
A few brief tips of how to prevent the creation of legal loopholes when designing laws.

Our Vision of America updated Sep 6th, 2010
Cazort.net envisions America as a leader in sustainability and innovation, and one providing freedom for all people, including economic freedom.