In the wake of the crisis of 2007-8, central banks became understandably more willing to try out new monetary policies. Quantitative easing, combined with the traditional slashing of interest rates, was meant to solve the United States’ liquidity problem. Coupled with fiscal stimulus, the economy made a consistent, yet fragile, recovery over time. While the […]

The United States announced on October 12th 2017 that it will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2018, because of claims deeming the organization in need of “fundamental reform,” and accusations of an “anti-Israel bias.” UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It is “responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, […]

America’s passenger rail is struggling. American rail is far slower, more expensive and less reliable than its global counterparts. American rail fare is almost twice as much per mile as that of Europe; even so, those trips almost always average slower speeds. On the Northeast Regional, which travels between Washington D.C. and Boston and is […]

Cooperative development provides major benefits over traditional corporations. It focused on building cooperative enterprises and promoting a cooperative atmosphere. These corporations are owned by the workers either directly or by having workers own the majority of a company’s shares. The encouragement of cooperatives in the United States would greatly benefit the U.S. economy. Traditional corporations suffer […]

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee recently bestowed the 2017 prize upon the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), an organization which has been working toward the global abolishment of nuclear weapons for over a decade. Their three-pronged strategy to “stigmatize, prohibit, and eliminate” nuclear weapons has been lauded by figures like the Dalai Lama, […]

President Trump’s June 21st rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa was predictably similar to previous rallies he gave as a candidate and continues to give as President. He bragged about the size of the crowd filling the “big, big arena,” reiterated his promise to build a wall on our southern border and blasted Democrats at every […]

President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter is generally portrayed in the media as a paradigmatic shift in presidential communication — so unprecedented that it has forced us to make fundamental, consequential decisions on the role of social networks in modern politics. Later this year, a New York District Court will hand down one such decision: […]