Category Archives: Envisage

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Government Contractors and the Perpetuation of War

Lockheed Martin has been working on its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet since October 26th, 2001. Like Bell Boeing’s V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor personnel aircraft, the F-35 has had a long and infamous development phase over the past 12 years. Its … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 4: Global Tradition, American Appeal

The debate between the so-dubiously-called “Euro-snobs” and the more “nationalistic” American soccer fans has created a clash of philosophies about the sport. Should we become more like Europe and adopt the Old World system of the game completely, or should … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 3: Market Saturation

The diversity our league faces when it comes to logistics (vast geographical distances; an array of mentalities and cultures; varying weather and climes) are enough to doom it from the very beginning. But, provided you have managed to overcome these … Continue reading

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Discovering Community Through Creativity

Once in awhile I get a great idea. It’s just unfortunate that I usually don’t follow through with my ideas by putting them into action. I was told not so long ago that this could be due to Attention Deficit … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 2: Logistics

To kick things off (pun not intended), I think we first need to look at the tangible; the physical world. Material challenges pose one of the biggest obstacles that American sports, especially soccer, need to navigate around. So let us … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 1: Introduction

There’s been a lot of talk lately about what sort of format is the most ideal for MLS. Whether it’s the single-table crowd versus the conference crowd; or the promotion/relegation proponents versus the traditional American major/minor league favorites; there are … Continue reading

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Replacing War

In 1969, Honduras and El Salvador fought a pretty gruesome war over immigration. Usually referred to as The Football War, this conflict came to a head during qualifying for the 1970 World Cup where both nations faced off in an … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Over-Zealous Libertarianism

In your effort to progress into a truly free society, keep in mind that the principle of freedom includes the freedom to not have freedom. This is true concerning many things, but it is manifested the most in contract law, … Continue reading

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