Tomas B Phillips (Street Articles Author)
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Tomas B Phillips is an Historian/Economist and the author of "Queer Sinister Things: The hidden history of Iran."

The Myth Of the Private - sector Saviour
A common belief among Republicans concerning qualifications of their candidates of choice is that experience in the private sector as a entrepreneur and/or executive makes one uniquely qualified to be in public office. In fact, this is axiomatic to most Republicans. While certainly a conceptually attractive perspective it is remarkably…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Apr 25, 2012  
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The Authors’ Revolution: Self - publishing on the Rise
The growth of self-publishing is rapidly revolutionizing the publishing industry. Many new and previously published authors have taken this route as opposed to prestige associated with traditional pushing houses. This phenomenon is revolutionizing the business of publishing and shifting the power of the written word back to authors. Nevertheless there…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Dec 10, 2011  
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Battlefield USA – The Outcry Against Senate Bill 1867
Amid a din of breathless, fear-induced bloviating, the US Senate voted on 28, November 2011, to approve amendments to the National Defence Authorizations Act (Senate Bill 1867), over President Obama’s threat of a veto. The outcry of pseudo-Libertarians, Leftists and media pundits centre on the language of Sections 1031 &…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 02, 2011  
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The Evolution Of Public Policy
The idea is simple and innocent enough on its face: (1) identify something "bad", (2) promote "change", (3) it becomes "worse" and (4) the politician charges in as saviour. Congressman John Doe wants to unionize auto wash employees. He says publicly that it is because they are routinely subjected to…
By:  in  Politics   Nov 28, 2011  
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