The Two Myths of Income Inequality

The modern intellectual agenda has, as one of its major priorities, the rejection of the free-market capitalist system. You might think that this is an extremely valid cause – after all, intellectuals of the Cold War bashed the communist ideology the same way modern thinkers disregard capitalism. Author Yuval Noah Harari said that "since capitalism … Continue reading The Two Myths of Income Inequality

It’s Time to End the Lottery

I grew up around people whose lives were guided by typical behaviors. In Brazil, this means tuning in to the 7 PM soap opera, sitting in the living room while watching Programa Silvio Santos every Sunday, engaging in soccer-related discussions, and participating in the lottery. My old housemaids would continuously converse with each other about the possible … Continue reading It’s Time to End the Lottery

The Problematic Accountability of Cannabis-Related Criminals

When speaking about the very idea of accountability, we are often hampered by historical biases that refrain us from allowing justice. In modern society, people are hesitant in condemning wrongdoings if the perpetrator of that lawlessness is someone of color, gay, transgender, or of any other "controversial" status. However, facts still remind us of the … Continue reading The Problematic Accountability of Cannabis-Related Criminals