Hi! My name is Brianna. I am a born again Christian teenager who is being homeschooled. I have a passion for learning...
Prompt: "Is a tax-supported school any different in principle from a tax-supported church?" If you've read my post from earlier this year, titled "State-Subsidized Churches and Schools - Is There a Difference?", then you already know the answer. If you haven't checked out that post, no problem (but also, how come you didn't?). … Continue reading Tax-Supported Schools and Churches – Are they Different?
I think we both can agree on one thing... Being a teenager sucks, doesn’t it? We’ve got an awkward life transition to go through, hormones, tough subjects to study, the awkwardness of dating (and all those annoying crushes we get), pressure to decide what to do with the rest of our lives (uh, hello? maybe … Continue reading Eleven Business Ideas for High Schoolers
Prompt: How does making a budget reduce impulse spending? Some people love to shop. Others... not so much. The “shopaholics” tend to shell out lots of money for their preferred sport. (Yes, they consider it a sport. I’ve heard it from several shopaholics.) This is where a budget comes in. When you take the time … Continue reading Budgeting and Impulse Spending
Prompt: Is it worth my time to get a part-time job at the minimum wage? Not now, as I am still in high school. I’m in my senior year, so I don’t have much longer to go. Once I graduate high school, I plan to get a part-time job for income to pay my bills … Continue reading Economics – Is It Worth My Time To Get A Part-Time Job (at minimum wage)?
Prompt: If the state regulated garage sales, would poor people be better off? No. Why would anyone think that? Regulations only make it harder to run a business because the regulations become obstacles and hurdles for the business owners to jump through, especially with all the rules they would have to follow and work around. … Continue reading Garage Sales and Government Intervention – Can They Mesh?
Prompt #1: “The standard claim about Sweden is that it proves society can prosper without a free market and with government intervention. What is a good response to this claim?” I’ll give you my response. I certainly understand why people think this way. I mean, Sweden’s has a lot of government programs and regulations. However, … Continue reading Swedish Economy and Fascism
Prompt: “What is the idea of a ‘living constitution’? In what way could it be argued that the American Revolution was a war against a ‘living constitution’?” Let’s start out by defining a “living constitution”. A living constitution is a constitution that adjusts with the times. Something that reflects society’s changing values and views. Some … Continue reading Living Constitution
Prompt #1: “How can private property rights solve environmental problems?” Air pollution, over-hunting, noise pollution, etc., are problems that existed ceaselessly until government intervened and put regulations on all this in the 1970’s. Before that, greedy factory workers polluted the air and damaged the environment until our benevolent government was able to rescue us from … Continue reading Environmental Problems and Drug Prohibitions
Why is healthcare so darn expensive? Even with insurance, I’m sure you’ve noticed simple procedures being ludicrously so costly. Thankfully, the answer is quite simple and can be boiled down to a simple analogy. It’s as simple as comparing apples to healthcare (You thought I was going to say oranges, didn’t you?). “Not again!” you … Continue reading Why Is Healthcare So Darn Expensive?
The Socialist Calculation Problem There is a major problem with socialism - a pragmatic problem. In socialism, wealth is redistributed. This means that the government owns all the money in the economy simply because it regulates and controls all of it. This may sound like communism, but it is a scary reality of socialism most … Continue reading Socialist Calculation Problem and Child Labor