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North Korea and the Case for Athletic Diplomacy

North Korea and the Case for Athletic Diplomacy

Over the last 60 years, ideological differences between the East and West have often spilled over onto the field of play. The conflicts between  communist U.S.S.R. and democratic U.S. played out over the 1970s and 1980s through their great Olympic battles. Every sport was a […]

Civil Disobedience in the United States

Civil Disobedience in the United States

On Saturday January 20th 2018, one year after the first women’s march commenced in response to President Trump’s inauguration and issues within the country, the second women’s march has inspired women of all ages to come out and make it an annual tradition. This public and […]

Curves to Care About

Curves to Care About

How US Treasury yield curves have never gone out of style.

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Our taste change, technologies evolve, live goes on and whether we like it or not, the world changes every day. To put it bluntly, change is inevitable. Although it’s an inevitable reality of our world, it doesn’t mean that we’re on the verge of it. […]

How Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton Caused a Modern-Day Political Revolution

How Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton Caused a Modern-Day Political Revolution

Hamilton: An American Musical has truly been the greatest cultural phenomenon in the past few years. Created by lyrical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton breathes fresh life into the history of the birth of America and the founding fathers who fought for the country’s independence. However, […]

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Some commercial trademarks– like Google, Band-Aid, and iPhone– have penetrated into our lives so much that they have seeped into our normal vocabulary. The companies to which these names are attributed are huge corporations valued in the hundreds of billions, yet they all started as […]

Examining America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Examining America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Ever since its inception, the American workforce has been held up by skilled labor. The skilled labor market encompasses most waged-based labor in the U.S., such as electricians, plumbers, and construction workers. These skilled laborers prop up the American economy through construction and maintenance of […]

There’s No Neutrality When Price Discriminating

There’s No Neutrality When Price Discriminating

This past December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to remove the net neutrality regulations that prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking consumer access to certain sites or charging different rates based on data usage. Like most media stories, the controversy behind the repeal […]

Populism and the Social Fabric of the International Order

Populism and the Social Fabric of the International Order

In 2016, Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan got 65,855,954 million Americans to elect him as the President of the most powerful country in the world. Not only is Trump a political outlier due to his unusual business background, but his controversial campaign […]

Are We Still In?

Are We Still In?

Presidential declarations or policies can cause backlash within the country, as was the case when President Trump announced in June of 2017 that the United States was going to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Initially, there was outrage among citizens and interests groups stating that […]