Politics

China’s Historical Government Part 3

China’s Historical Government Part 3

Last week, we discussed what the Chinese government has been doing to address catastrophic air pollution. Looking at the history of environmental policy, I mentioned that the Chinese government initially didn’t prioritize enforcement of environmental laws. Of course, this changed in the mid-2000s, and now […]

Cap and Trade or Carbon Tax? Which will you decide?

Cap and Trade or Carbon Tax? Which will you decide?

According to NASA, 97% of scientists agree that climate change is happening. It is due to human activity and fossil fuel emissions, in particular carbon emissions. With such an overwhelming consensus on climate change, the issue requires more than individualized attention. Governments have attempted to […]

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

On April 6th, President Xi Jinping will have arrived in Florida for a two-day summit at President Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort —the importance of which cannot be understated. The first summit between a new US President and any world-leader is always important; however, in keeping with […]

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Very different from “hanging out” in Parliament

Death by Breath (Part 1)

Death by Breath (Part 1)

To kick off my series on China, we jump head first into the ever-cheery topic of catastrophic air pollution!

Cautious Optimism for the Future of North Korea

Cautious Optimism for the Future of North Korea

Despite effectively being an insecure bully with a hand grenade, there is room to be cautiously optimistic about North Korea’s future.

The Hidden Workforce

The Hidden Workforce

There’s more that made your food than just some dirt and fertilizer.

Finding Power in the Circus that is North Korea’s Government

Finding Power in the Circus that is North Korea’s Government

As part of my continuing series on North Korea, can you guess how the North Korean government actually works?

Even Your Money Can Make a Difference

New ETFs allow you to invest in only socially responsible businesses

Will Congressional Republicans Hit Their Heads on the 2017 Debt Ceiling?

So what happens when the Treasury runs out of money this fall?