September 20, 2012
Progressive on most fiscal issues, but moderate on social issues. I think the rich could pay higher taxes, but I hate when taxpayer money is wasted. I support government services that provide opportunities to people, such as education and health care. I would not support decriminalization of hard drugs or prostitution. I support continued regulation of gambling.
How the government can do its job most effectively with minimal waste and with enough revenue so that we do not drown in debt.
The theory of knowledge, also known as epistemology. Far too many people are ignorant to fundamental concepts such as common sense, critical thinking, claim evaluation, and the nature and process of modern science. My own personal research is focused on phenomenology.
I believe that there is an aspect of our ethical beliefs that is not solely a product of human evolution and cultural norms, but transcends the physical world. The source of intrinsic value is what we natural prefer - sustained life, liberty, and happiness. See my website for a more detailed explanation.
For my day job, I'm a software engineer, but my passions are philosophy and politics. I started this group because I couldn't find a group of this sort in the Sacramento area, and I decided to take the initiative.