There has been much concern in recent years over robots replacing humans in the workforce. According to an analysis done earlier this year by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an accounting and consulting firm, 38% of U.S. jobs could be replaced by automation by the 2030s and according to a 2013 study by the University of Oxford, almost half of those currently employed in the U.S. will be replaced by automation in the next decade or two. When you read that, it certainly sounds alarming. But is this as looming an issue as they claim and what should we, as conservatives, think of this?
One of the darkest realities of our time is the regular occurrence of mass shootings; large-scale murders with firearms in the hands of troubled individuals. Americans have not had a break from these types of massacres in quite a while. There is usually at least one shooting event in the news at any given time, and this reality is not likely to change any time soon. This is truly a bleak reality, and it is heartbreaking, but the question is, “What solution can be implemented to stop these mass murders?”
A few weeks ago, I was listening to the radio during my morning routine and my ears perked up when I heard one of the DJ’s say that a recent survey had been released, reporting that at least fifty percent of millennials would give up their right to vote if it meant erasing their student debt.
Euthanasia is a compound Greek word which means good death, but is often defined as mercy killing. Though we honor those who die performing courageous acts, such as saving lives or preserving the freedom of others, we recognize that death is not good—there is no such thing as a good death. Death, in the Bible, in every novel, and in every story including our own, is the enemy. This animosity and fear toward death is built into the human psyche and is evident in our storytelling, whether it be the Epic of Gilgamesh or Harry Potter. The trouble with the word euthanasia is that it attempts to put a happy face or a positive spin on something we all instinctively know is not good.