At one point during the 2016 presidential election, 95 percent of Republicans believed that Washington and the American political system were not working well; 83 percent of Democrats shared the same sentiment. Dissatisfaction with the political system is at an all-time high as more and more Americans think that government has stopped working for them. […]

On January 11, 2016, labor unions watched the Supreme Court hear a case that could decide the fate of collective bargaining. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association was brought forward by Rebecca Friedrichs, a California teacher who requested an exemption from paying her mandatory teachers’ union dues. Friedrichs and her lawyers argued that the dues violated […]

Over the last few years, companies like Uber and Airbnb have exploded onto the national and international economic scenes. Uber was recently valued at $68 billion, and Airbnb at $30 billion. In less than a decade, these two companies have built the “sharing economy” into a multibillion-dollar monolith. Their business models have revolutionized the way […]

Lobbying is loosely defined by each state as “an attempt to influence government action,” and in the eyes of many, the industry is highly untrustworthy. In a 2011 Gallup poll, 71 percent of Americans said they believed lobbyists have too much power and influence within our government. But regardless of prevailing sentiments toward lobbyists, their […]

Jestina Clayton came to America as a refugee from war-torn Sierra Leone and strived to provide for her family by creating and operating her own hair braiding business. She believed that the skills she had honed from a young age could provide a great service to those in her new country and provide a means […]

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