Support Writers!

I know I have mentioned this before, but I just want to remind you that I did write a book, and that I would really love it if you could check it out. Buying a copy and reading it is an amazing way to say that you care. Reviewing it on is even better! […]

Angry Rants for Average Americans

  So I wrote a book called Angry Rants for Average Americans. It’s a great book, and you should all buy it! It’s really just about how the country looks to someone who moved away (for work) and is standing outside it all. It looks into what the country is like form the outside, and […]

Mental Health in the USA

      The US pays more per capita than any other nation for healthcare. And yet, we have the lowest standard of care of any developed nation. This is a problem in many obvious ways, like rationing of care (how long did you have to wait the last time you needed to see a specialist), […]

What is a Co-Op?

I lived in Oregon for quite awhile, and when I did, I shopped at Winco Foods. Now, Winco is not a “real” co-op. They just pay living wages, provide full benefits to employees, and give them stock. On the one hand, this is really great because any company that behaves ethically to its employees should […]

Housing Changes

In the 1950’s, the American Dream was to own a home and have a family. However, these days wages are too low, and people know they will never own a home. They delay marriage and starting a family, and some won’t ever do those things. It’s just too expensive. This tells you how bad it […]

Wage Decline in the US

When adjusted for inflation, wages in the US are going down. Donald Trump claims this is good, because it means that we can “be competitive with China.” First, that’s terrible because at least those hard-labor jobs in China come with housing. In the US workers still have to pay for rent! But it’s worse because […]

What is Socialism?

The question of how to define “Socialism” is actually extremely complex. This is because it is a word with competing meanings. Think of how in the US the word “literally” can mean both exactly and in a hyperbolic sense. So, what are the things that the word “Socialism” can mean? Well, the original concept was […]

Why is it so Bad?

    In my last post, I talked about how hard it is to make ends meet in the USA, and about how much easier it is since I left. But why is it so much easier everywhere else? Well, I found you the best explanation I could. Depressing. Basically, the rich people in the […]

The Cost of Living

      Today I want to talk to Americans about the Cost of Living. In the USA many people struggle with rent, food, healthcare premiums, taxes, car maintenance, and other things. I know. I am from a really bad neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona. When I moved, something amazing happened. It was like I had […]

Why Angry Rants?

The United States of America has a past. Every country has done things that they are ashamed of, and we’re no different. The treatment of the Native Americans was a dark chapter for us, as was the slavery of Africans. We’ve treated immigrants poorly, from the Irish to the Chinese to the Mexicans. If we’re […]