Posted in June 2012

Flip-flops

Flip-flops

Written by: Michael Kravshik. Being known as someone who “flip-flops” is one of the most harmful characteristics to a politician’s reputation. There is good cause for this as changing your stance is often associated with political pandering, and selling out your principles for a few extra votes. Where this is actually the case, it is … Continue reading

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What is the Singularity? It’s a future period during wich the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Although neither utopian nor dystopian, this epoch will transform the concepts that we rely on to give meaning to…

KRAXFACTS: Financial Audit – The Plight of the Auditor

KRAXFACTS: Financial Audit – The Plight of the Auditor

Written by: Michael Kravshik. As an accountant, my stories from work were never usually the topic of discussion at the dinner table. Nonetheless, the work that accountants do is extremely important and necessary. It’s drier characteristics aside; accounting affects most people in significant ways. It encompasses an extremely wide range of activities, and accountants handle … Continue reading

The Founding of American International Relations: Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson

The Founding of American International Relations: Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson

Written by: Joshua Lax. The archetypal perspectives from which America draws the foundation of its international relations have existed since the time of the constitution.  These perspectives have advanced and receded based on their applicability to the existing economic, political, and social conditions within, and outside of, America. There are three distinct perspectives advanced by … Continue reading

The Democratic People’s Republic of… Canada?

The Democratic People’s Republic of… Canada?

Written by: Michael Kravshik How many of you out there live in a first world democratic country, yet keep hearing about how you actually live in a “Police State,” “Military State,” or my personal favorite, “Fascist State”? Living in Toronto, I hear about it all the time, especially loudly from the slew of protests this city … Continue reading

KRAXFACTS: Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

KRAXFACTS: Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

KRAXFACTS are meant to be a short synopsis of the intended subject, which can also help to provide context for related discussion. See a complete list of KRAXFACTS here. Written by: Josh Lax and Michael Kravshik. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt “Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.” Life: October 27, 1858 – … Continue reading

Perceptions of War in Times of Technological Change

Perceptions of War in Times of Technological Change

Written by: Michael Kravshik. I have previously argued that conventional nation-state war is on the outs. To those who gave it a read, I noted in greater detail the effects of political and economic changes on the conduct of war, but only alluded to the significant effect technological changes also have on the equation. This … Continue reading

Democratic Death Threats?

Democratic Death Threats?

Written by: Michael Kravshik. Freedom of expression is the most important of all our rights. While introducing my concept of Westernism, I stated the following, “Every right that citizens of a modern democracy enjoy is dependent on maintaining free speech.Free speech allows the public to ask and, if necessary, fight for what they want from … Continue reading