State Capitalism: The New Economic Norm?

State Capitalism: The New Economic Norm?

Governments across the world are caving into the temptation to drastically intervene in their economies. While the U.S. economy continues to boom, many regions of the world are beginning to experience an economic slowdown. World trade volume recently performed its worst since 2009, and officials find themselves slashing their forecasts...

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Restricting Speech is a Disaster for Democracy

Restricting Speech is a Disaster for Democracy

Every major social development in our country’s brief history has come about through the freedom to discuss ideas without impunity. In antebellum America, the abolitionist movement found strength in framing slavery as a reprehensible, immoral evil, a narrative that grew in acceptance and established itself as truth after a bloody...

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One study-abroad student’s attempt to explain Trump to Europeans…and to himself

One study-abroad student’s attempt to explain Trump to Europeans…and to himself

“He’s one of these crazy guys” my European Politics professor said, in his thick Danish accent.  “Like Donald Trump,” he finished, with a wave of the hand and the sly smirk of someone very pleased with himself.  “These” sounded more like “this,” and the “azy” in crazy sounded more like someone...

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Cyprus to Calais: The Need for European Migration Reform

Cyprus to Calais: The Need for European Migration Reform

The issue of immigration, both legal and illegal, has plagued countries and their politicians for decades. During times of economic strife, political uncertainty abroad and armed conflict, the flood of people attempting to immigrate to safer or more promising regions can raise the question of how to effectively and fairly...

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