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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.

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?

From The Information Age To The Era Of Intellectual Laziness

Modern America is what happens when we give a powerful communications tool to people who haven’t learned how to think.

Social Progress Index

GDP is Dead, and the Social Progress Index Succeeds It

The GDP is far past its time of use, and it is time for countries to adopt the social progress index as a measure of growth and development.

The Prisoner’s Dilemma

A lesson in both the power and the limitation of models

Why We Moved To Canada

Why leaving the United States (but not going too far) is looking more and more like the right decision for many Americans.

Social Media Shouldn’t Be Free

If users really want to be the client instead of the product they should be willing to pay for the privilege.

Breaking The Rules Thoughtfully

What Alex Jones and a group of students in Tehran have to teach us about free speech.

Painting of a deer in autumn wood

Grandma’s Painting

A reflection on art, memory and meaning, found through the discovery of a beautiful Harriet Harding painting of a deer in an autumn wood.

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