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The Underlying Problem with Young Americans For Liberty

  The Underlying Problem with Young Americans For Liberty   Derrell McIver Warning: This article includes discussion and description of sexual harassment.   “Political power is not being chummy with politicians. To effect real change, you have to threaten a politician's power.” -anonymous This is a very difficult article for me to write. Going into college, I did not know how of any political organization that shared my values of Liberty. That was until I helped in the founding of a Young Americans for Liberty chapter and became a dues-paying-member. After a brief interest in the Libertarian Party, I realized that YAL and its associated organizations were the best chance we have at seeing Liberty in politics in our lifetimes. Some people will read this article and call it “cancel culture.” That is not the intent. For that very reason, I have not included the name of the sexual harasser. Instead he will be given the name ‘John’. My goal here is to call out the leaders

Vices and Virtues of Tradition

The process of growth and self-improvement for the individual is to a large extent dependent on following the tracks of others who have come further in life. Early childhood is highly reliant on such imitation, to learn how to walk, speak, read, etc., and likewise must one in many cases seek out help from professionals if one is to acquire mastery at some subject or skill later in life, which is why many top performers have invested a lot in mentors to coach them (Greene, 2012). Similarly, tradition may be said also to have a crucial role on a societal basis, such as in older generations teaching their children good manners, literacy, general life lessons, and so on, as well as maintaining what modes of governing have historically seemed to work better than others. Although much of this is indubitable, it also has a flip side. Tradition is practical not because of any intrinsic quality, but the process through which knowledge, habits, and skills are transferred across gener

Sports Betting & Blockchain

The sports betting industry is huge - Soccer alone attracts 250 million people willing to put money on what team is going to win or who is going to score. The industry is also extremely regulated in most of the world and heavily relies on money that can be traced and taxed. Sounds ripe for innovation, right? There are hundreds of projects out there that seek to be your next blockchain-bookie and competition is fierce, which is a good spot to be in if you are like me and like to do some gambling. It's not as good as it could be though - This post is going to be a wish list; A small injection of ideas of things that would really open my wallet (and hopefully others in the same swing). But before that, let's start with taking a peek at what's currently going on in the niche. Looking at some of the Current Ways to do Sports Betting with Crypto I don't see the point of places like BetOnline, who allows you to gamble with crypto but also follows all US regulation