The UK Is Confiscating Wealth

The UK Is Confiscating Wealth

In January we alerted you to a new power of British law enforcement: “Unexplained Wealth Orders” allow the United Kingdom to confiscate money and property, without charging the target with a crime. UWOs are similar to civil asset forfeiture in the United States. Just...
What Really Scares Americans?

What Really Scares Americans?

Every year, Chapman University conducts a Survey of American Fears. The annual survey provides an in-depth examination into the concerns of average Americans, tracking changes and trends over the years. The survey asks participants about topics including government,...
Where Are The Rich Getting Richest?

Where Are The Rich Getting Richest?

A Wealth-X report from earlier this month found that the U.S. has the largest population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) worldwide. Defined as being worth $30 million or more, the U.S. has 80,000 such individuals (31 percent of the global population),...
Xanax Use Among Teens Skyrockets

Xanax Use Among Teens Skyrockets

Despite overall prescription drug addiction abuse dropping dramatically among adolescents over the past 15 years, addiction treatment centers across the country are seeing a surge in the number of young people hooked on Xanax, according to Pew.  addiction...
Social Media And The Constitution

Social Media And The Constitution

An ancient Latin saying goes: “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi” (what is permissible for Jupiter, is not for an ox). It feels very much on topic when social media are concerned. And as the heat over their censorship is turned up, it may well be the decisive factor....
The Medium Is The Message

The Medium Is The Message

From Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan ©1964   CHAPTER 1   The Medium is the Message In a culture like ours, long accustomed to splitting and dividing all things as a means of control, it is sometimes a bit of a shock to be...