Is The US Really A Meritocracy? 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) One of the most common misconceptions about US society is that we live under a perfectly fair, egalitarian system which rewards those who have intelligence and a strong work ethic. This is the myth of American meritocracy. In this episode, we’ll explore why the US is not…

Why Capitalism Can’t Handle Climate Change 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Climate change is shaping up to be the single most destructive and expensive challenge humanity has ever faced. In this episode, we’ll explore why capitalism is incapable of solving the problems it creates, and what we should expect in the coming decades. Watch Our Changing Climate’s video…

Why Are We Seeing So Much Asian Hate? 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) In the past year, we’ve seen a dramatic surge in anti-Asian rhetoric and hate crimes against people of Asian heritage. Where is this coming from? The corporate media would have us believe it’s a personal problem stemming from individual bigotry, but the actual source is much more…

Should We Reallocate The US Military Budget? 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) The US spends more on its military than the next ten nations combined – and that number just keeps increasing. Do we really need to spend all that money on war? How might we more effectively allocate federal funding to solve problems here at home? Should We…

The Truth About Food Insecurity 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) We live in a world with a rapidly growing population. Some people would have you believe that food insecurity is caused by overpopulation, or that we’ve reached the earth’s carrying capacity. Is that really the case? In this episode we’ll take a brief look at the data…

Why Are So Many Young People Becoming Socialists? 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) For decades the United States has been a bastion of free market ideology and extreme individualism, but in the last few years we’ve seen a major resurgence of socialist ideas. In this episode, we’ll take a look at why so many young people are attracted to socialism,…

Why The United States Can’t Handle Crises 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Covid-19, climate change, natural disasters, constant recessions, homelessness, declining life expectancy and quality of life, economic inequality…it seems like the United States is perpetually in crisis, and more often than not we fail to meet the challenge. Why is that? In this episode, we’ll explore the root…

Mutual Aid And Dual Power | Praxis 101 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) One of the most common questions I get on my channel is "what can normal people do to help?" So, here’s a video on what you can do to help! Building dual power and getting involved in mutual aid networks are some of the most effective ways…

Is The State Your Enemy? 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) What is the State’s role? How does its theoretical purpose compare to its actions in reality? In this episode we’ll consider the role of the modern state, and evaluate whether it’s fulfilling its stated duty to the people. We’ll also propose a few small ways to improve…

The Minimum Wage Debate Explained 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Since the minimum wage is in the news again, I figured it would be a good time to address some things that are never brought up. In this episode we take a look at the minimum wage and why some people are against it being raised, but…

The Capitol Riot Explained 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) The events of January 6th have gotten plenty of news coverage, but there’s been very little actual analysis. In this episode, I do my best to explain the Capitol Hill riot, who was responsible, why it happened, and what it means for the country going forward. The…

Everything Wrong With The First Presidential Debate 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) What a train wreck. Let’s talk about why the debate was so bad, and what it says about the state of modern American politics. Everything Wrong With The First Presidential Debate – Second Thought SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://bit.ly/2nFsvTS WATCH LAST VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6SJktA-ecJR_Fq2hhYVEFS11cf1YzG27 New video every Friday! Follow…

America’s Two-Party Corporate Duopoly 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) The two major parties aren’t as different as you think they are. Democratic and Republican voters are more divided than ever, but that’s not the case for elected officials. In this episode, we’ll discuss the similarities between the two major parties, and consider whether trying to build…

Are You Really “Free” Under Capitalism? 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) For decades, Americans have used the words "capitalism" and "freedom" as synonyms. In this video, we’ll explore why capitalism not only fails to provide the freedom it promises, it also actively suppresses real freedom. Additional reading: Socialist Party of America Platform 1912: http://sageamericanhistory.net/progressive/docs/SocialistPlat1912.htm Life expectancy: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/health/life-expectancy-rate-usa.html Medical…

America’s Patriotism to Fascism Pipeline 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Help support my channel and get access to my exclusive series on the resurgence of fascism! Visit https://rokfin.com/secondthought?utm_medium=Referral&utm_source=YouTube&utm_campaign=SecondThought&utm_term=Channel&utm_content=Video+CTA America’s Patriotism to Fascism Pipeline – Second Thought SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://bit.ly/2nFsvTS WATCH LAST VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6SJktA-ecJR_Fq2hhYVEFS11cf1YzG27 There have been plenty of videos examining the YouTube far-right radicalization machine, but…

Is Universal Basic Income The Future? 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Get free access to Nebula with your CuriosityStream subscription! Visit https://curiositystream.com/secondthought Imagine a future in which every person was afforded the basics of life. How would this change our society? Is UBI the future? Citations: Finland Study: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47169549 Alaska Permanent Fund: https://pfd.alaska.gov Iran UBI: https://erf.org.eg/publications/cash-transfers-and-labor-supply-evidence-from-a-large-scale-program-in-iran/ Namibia UBI:…

Capitalism And Monopolies: How Five Companies Control All US Media 0 (0)

From “Second Thought”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Get free access to Nebula with your CuriosityStream subscription! Visit https://curiositystream.com/secondthought You’re probably aware that Disney owns Marvel and Lucasfilm, but do you really know how consolidated the American media landscape is? In this episode, we’re looking at how just five mega-corporations control the entirety of US…