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Politics

Federal Bureaucracy in the US: Challenges

May 13, 2021

The executive branch of the US government has to work with the Congress when it comes to implementing and executing policies. But there are challenges. These can be understood as two types of principal-agent problems. However, there are several tools that Congress has for reducing its problem with the bureaucracy. […]

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Politics

The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States

May 12, 2021

The United States federal government’s bureaucracy is a huge set-up. It is part of the executive branch of the government, and the executive branch is organized into a series of five buckets, all under the president’s leadership. […]

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Philosophy

Saint Augustine’s Ironic View of Human Behavior

May 9, 2021

There are two kinds of evil; motivated and unmotivated. According to Saint Augustine’s books and texts, unmotivated evil is in some ways the most terrifying kind of evil. Unmotivated or motivated evil, both depend on human behavior. […]

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