Category: Essays

Opinion

Why Gamers Should Oppose Socialism

Nicolas Gonzalez | United States

Gaming is a giant and growing industry. By the end of 2018, it was worth nearly $138 billion, and it continues to increase over 13 percent year after year. Gamers want good games, and the industry continues to deliver. But gaming is not the only thing which continues to grow — young people are increasingly warming up to socialism. This poses a great danger to the ever-expanding gaming industry.

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Bitcoin Is Dumb – The Devolution of Cryptocurrency

Blake | @reagal

I can vividly remember learning about Bitcoin for the first time. It had become just popular enough to reach my bubble of the Internet. Like many others, it was first presented to me with the typical gloom and austere that a plague primed to unleash a hoard of criminal boogeymen across the globe should carry. Also similar to the experience of many others, I felt a “click” with each idea I read, and each dismissive criticism I heard rebutted. This was not a byproduct of the short-life high-noise startup scene that had been running rampant, I thought, this was different.

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3 Reasons Not to Trust Libra, Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

Rafael Augusto B.L. de Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Facebook is currently creating its own cryptocurrency, Libra. But before deciding whether to use it, we should first look at the big picture and think carefully why the Silicon Valley monopoly wants a piece of the cryptocurrency market. Are there good intentions? Or does Mark Zuckerberg only want to increase his profits while furthering his control over us? Those are important questions to ask before deciding if you should trust Big Tech with your hard-earned money. Ultimately, Libra doesn’t make the cut and doesn’t deserve our trust.

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Facebook Only Wants You to Kill Their Enemies

Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Mark Zuckerberg is a predator. Well, not actually, but in lieu of the recent Facebook policy changes, stating so on an online publication leaves him open to threats of violence on Facebook, via the site’s own policy.

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“They’re Just Doing Their Jobs” Is a Pathetic Excuse for Evil

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Without a doubt, police brutality is a serious issue that the country must grip. After all, in the United States, cops kill 10 times as many people as mass shooters do; even the FBI grants that more than half of those are unjustified. It doesn’t stop at murder, either. With nearly a quarter of the world’s prison population (despite having only 4% of the world’s overall population, the highest incarceration rate on Earth), the country has sent its police officers to arrest countless people. Many of these individuals have not committed a crime, and an astonishing 86% of prisoners did not commit a crime with a victim. But despite this, many will claim that the police are doing no wrong and should have no accountability, putting these people behind bars. After all, “they’re just doing their jobs”.

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