Anders Koskinen

Anders Koskinen

Editorial Associate

Anders Koskinen is an Editorial Associate at Intellectual Takeout. He earned his BA from the University of Minnesota in December 2016 where he graduated with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. He previously wrote at Alpha News and worked for Guns.com as a copywriter.

 

In his spare time, Anders enjoys reading, writing, and researching baseball with the Society for American Baseball Research. He has given two presentations to the Minneapolis-based Halsey Hall chapter thus far and serves as its secretary. He is also involved in the young adult group at his church.

Recent blog posts by this author

We Need to Stop Assuming Progress Is Always Positive

Franco. Mussolini. Stalin. Hitler. Castro. Mao Ze Dong. Pol Pot.   The 20th century was full of dictatorships which reached new heights of cruelty and butchery never imagined in centuries prior. Unfortunately, this cruelty flies...

Why Failure Is a Relative State

Part of the uniqueness of the human condition is our tendency to compare each other. We compare our jobs, our possessions, and our very bodies to those of our neighbors and coworkers. “If only I had a house as big as he does…” “If only I made...

When Sport Conquers Iranian Politics

In 2016, Kimia Alizadeh won an Olympic medal, the first in history for an Iranian woman. On Saturday she announced she is defecting to the West. Alizadeh publicized her decision in an Instagram post, reports NPR. While the post makes no...

The Fertility Industry Is a Science Fiction Nightmare

The fertility industry has become a multi-billion dollar enterprise, buying genetic material and selling the promise of children to same-sex couples, single parents, and heterosexual couples struggling with infertility. Both sperm and egg...

Disney’s Journey Toward the Dark Side Is Complete

Note: Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen “The Rise of Skywalker” When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, they quickly made their intentions for the universe as a whole very clear. A new Star Wars film every two to three years and...

J. K. Rowling Isn’t Feminist Enough for Trans Activists

Here’s a new acronym for everyone to learn: TERF. This stands for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” which appears to be a feminist who doesn’t conform to transgender advocates’ views of what a feminist ought to be, specifically regarding the...

The Five Quotes From Trump’s Letter Most Likely to Make History

This is it, we’re coming up on the finale of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and her fellow Democrats’ likely ill-fated attempt to see Donald Trump removed from office. I say ill-fated because even if the House does indeed pass the two articles of...

Huge Baseball Contracts Come With Record Breaking Taxes

In the past week, several record-breaking contracts were signed by Major League Baseball players. Stephen Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP, was first, re-signing with the Washington Nationals on a seven-year, $245 million deal. That was...

How Much Can One Person Accomplish in a Day?

Twenty-four hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. There’s a lot of time in a day: time to be productive and make the most out of life. Rarely, though, do we even come close to pursuing what we ought, or what we actually want, to do. Instead, we...

Socialist Policies Have Piqued American Interests Before

Socialist policies have entered the American presidential race with new ferocity in the 2020 election thanks to Bernie Sanders and his senate colleague Elizabeth Warren. But the wealth tax and other redistributive proposals these two senators...

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