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All posts by Craig Axford

I'm a US citizen, but for most of the past decade I've been living in British Columbia, Canada. I have degrees in both anthropology and environmental studies from the University of Victoria. I am currently working on a master's degree in environmental management at Royal Roads University. I've been a Green Party candidate for the US Congress as well as an organizer for the DNC. I've also served as the program director for a local non-profit environmental group.

What’s In A Name?

If we’re going to call this the Anthropocene, then let it be an age of redemption.

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Agency and Free Will Are about Influence, not Control

Only by framing agency and free will as a question of absolute control over the events of the universe can someone truly deny it.

Universal Basic Income Isn’t a Challenge to the Work Ethic

A universal basic income could not only be a solution to poverty but could also encourage engagement in meaningful activities.

Movements Are Visionary, Not Cautious

Ambitious plans are what liberalism needs now

It is the Best of Times, it is the Worst of Times

The world seems to be moving in two different directions at once. Is it any wonder we feel so lost?

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A Glass Half Full is Still a Serving of Possibility

How optimism and pessimism kill our aspirations by conflating probability with possibility, restricting our realm of accepted thought.

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Making Room for Reflection in the Learning Process

The learning process isn’t just about taking in information. It’s about making time to integrate it into your own life, too.

The Lost Art of Suspending Disbelief

We can do it easily with novels and movies. So why do so many of us have such a hard time doing it with religion?

A Healthy Dose of Collectivism is in Our Individual Interest

Society is a collective effort, created by the work of many, while only benefiting the few. Those at the top keep their power at the expense of the poor.

“The Once And Future Liberal”-How Does the Left Move Forward?

Mark Lilla provides the left with a way forward, but will they take it?

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