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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The Danger of AI and Big Data is Worse Than You Can Imagine

The Danger of AI and Big Data is Worse Than You Can Imagine

Over the past several decades, the world has witnessed an unprecedented explosion in technological advancement. Computers that once spanned rooms now weigh less than two pounds, telephones that once resembled bricks now sit snugly in one’s hand, and labor that was once done by men is now done by machines....

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Venezuela in Crisis

Venezuela in Crisis

Last week, the United States imposed sanctions against Venezuela’s state-run oil company in the latest blow to President Nicolás Maduro’s regime. Since being sworn-in for his second six-year term after a heavily disputed election, Maduro has dealt with increasing resistance to his rule, both in Venezuela and abroad. Several countries,...

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Opinion: Different Lands, Different Politics

Opinion: Different Lands, Different Politics

I recently watched In The Loop, a British black comedy film that satirises British and American politics in the 21st century. It featured hilarious insults from Malcolm Tucker (portrayed by Peter Capaldi) and it also reminded me of how starkly different British and American politics are. We may share the...

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Across the Pond, Liberalism is a lot different

Across the Pond, Liberalism is a lot different

Some right-wing Americans seem to forget that their country was founded on liberal principles. Some can’t even get the definition correct. The word liberal’s common use is now as a word of abuse, and some even think liberalism is a mental disorder. At this moment in time, the type of...

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Breakdown of the Syrian Civil War: How Did It Start and What Does It Mean for the United States?

The beginning of the Syrian conflict is most commonly cited as March 2011 in the southern city of Deraa. Following the arrest and subsequent torture of 15 children for drawing anti-government propaganda, the citizens of Deraa began to protest the Assad regime, resulting in Syrian security forces opening fire on...

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Swine And Stablility

Swine And Stablility

There is perhaps no greater success story in developmental economics over the last half century than that of China. In 1976, China was in disarray after being ravaged by the collective failures of the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. However, starting in the 1980’s and accelerated under the leadership...

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