Interviews

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US

In December of 2016, Amazon announced a new, physical retail store in Seattle, WA to enthusiastic but limited fanfare. The store – a supermarket styled as “Amazon Go” – is noteworthy for its lack of cashiers, checkout stands and lines. Instead, Amazon promises customers will simply walk in, pick up items and walk out. The […]

The United States is in a unique political moment. Today, Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines than in any time in the past twenty five years. The two major parties leading the country are becoming much more adversarial—and not in a way that bolsters public or national cohesiveness. Rather, political polarization—accompanied by […]

World

There are many reasons to be optimistic about global poverty rates. As The Economist reported, “between 1990 and 2010, [the number of people in poverty] fell by half as a share of the total population in developing countries, from 43% to 21%—a reduction of almost 1 billion people.” As part of its Global Goals, The […]

Culture

The most vocal debate about college athletes and employment revolves around whether they should be paid, but there are equally important issues that just don’t get as much coverage. A recent memorandum sent by the National Labor Review Board (NLRB)―the government agency tasked with enforcing labor laws―has affirmed that “scholarship athletes” at private universities are […]

In December of 2016, Amazon announced a new, physical retail store in Seattle, WA to enthusiastic but limited fanfare. The store – a supermarket styled as “Amazon Go” – is noteworthy for its lack of cashiers, checkout stands and lines. Instead, Amazon promises customers will simply walk in, pick up items and walk out. The […]