Category Archive: Featured Contributors

If Progressives Want Lasting Change, They Should Do More Than Protest And Run For Office

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post, and is republished here with the authors’ permission. By Brakeyshia Samms and Brandon McKoy Ever since last November, we have seen an upsurge in… Continue reading

Does Animals’ Meat-Eating Justify Our Own?

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    I do not think that humanity can justify its mass consumption of sentient non-human animals. However, some humans try to justify it by pointing to the carnivorous behavior of other species.… Continue reading

Malcolm X Understood Empire

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  It is interesting that Americans do not invoke Malcolm X the way they invoke other civil rights leaders.  Where ideas about American militarism go, Malcolm X’s contributions were piercingly insightful but lamentably… Continue reading

I Am My Own Savior: Advice on Thriving After Sexual Assault

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Brakeyshia Samms is a student of life, who is no longer flunking the course. You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BrakeyshiaSamms. This article also appeared online in The Huffington Post. *** After… Continue reading

Democrats, Amnesia, and the Value of Black and Brown Life

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Brandon McKoy is a policy analyst from New Jersey. He graduated with a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.… Continue reading

Part II: Healthcare Choice Architecture

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By Brian Chiglinsky It was the greatest scientific advance involving jelly in the pre-Uncrustable era. In 2000, students at Columbia University’s Business School and Stanford’s Psychology Department published a paper testing people’s commitment… Continue reading

Part I: Libertarian Paternalism and Nudges

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By Brian Chiglinsky   J.J. Abrams aside, none of us is perfect.** As a wealth of psychological research shows, we’re not always the best at making decisions. Even Michael Jordan thought baseball was… Continue reading

The Case for the National Civilian Community Corps

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Luke Rafferty works in online marketing by day and contemplates the rise and fall of Aaron Sorkin by night.  He graduated from an accredited socialist commune called Hampshire College with a concentration in… Continue reading

Farewell for Now! Sarah Galvez Takes Hiatus to Work on Clinton Campaign

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Well hello, Unfettered Equality readers. Do you remember me? My name is Sarah Galvez and I am a contributor to this amazing blog. You probably have a hard time remembering me because I… Continue reading