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The Case for Climate Reparations


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Opinion: Lessons from Afghanistan


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The Crypto Conundrum and the Need for a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, an anonymous entity under the alias “Satoshi Nakomoto” authored and developed a cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin became the first decentralized digital currency – free from government regulation, and manipulation. Since the creation of Bitcoin over a decade ago, a staggering 10,000 different cryptocurrencies have been created over...
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The Texas Abortion Ban and its Far-Reaching Implications

On September 1st, the Texas law prohibiting most abortions after six weeks went into effect following the Supreme Court’s second consecutive refusal to block it. Despite Chief Justice Roberts’ dissenting opinion, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority allowed for a 5 to 4 vote in favor of upholding the fairly recent Texas law.    The law, also known as Senate B...
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Modern Day Slavery: Why Prison Labor Should Be Reformed

The prison labor system has been a significant yet controversial contributor to the United States economy since the post-slavery late 19th century. Prison labor refers to the jobs carried out by prison inmates during the period of their sentencing. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, all inmates are required to perform penal labor if they are able-bodied . This labor constitutes two primar...
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Indigenous Activism is at the Forefront of Modern Environmental Advocacy

In much of the modern discourse surrounding climate change, particularly in discussions about the reduction of carbon emissions or the use of fossil fuels, there exists a fundamental belief in the power of large-scale, regulatory legislation. Such legislation often seeks to transform the economy, incentivize other forms of clean energy use, and disincentivize companies’ use of fossil fuels. ...
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Opinion: Ditch the Cuba Embargo

The United States embargo on Cuba turned sixty years old last month . Despite this milestone, there is no major push in Congress to end the decades-long policy. There absolutely should be.   It is important to understand the rationale behind the embargo. On February 2nd, 2022, the National Security Archives declassified documents relating to the early stages of the embargo . The failure...

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Cryptocurrency: What It Is and Why You Should Care

During the 2022 Super Bowl, millions of Americans watched as a colorful QR code bounced around their black TV screens. Interests piqued, over 20 million people scanned the QR code which led them to Coinbase, a cryptocurrency company urging viewers to join their exchange platform by offering $15 in free bitcoin to those who sign up for an account . However, the excitement did not stop there. Super ...
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Iran’s Water Bankruptcy and the Inevitable Sociopolitical Implications

Introduction After decades of negative precipitation trends, Iran is on the brink of an environmental and socioeconomic crisis . Over the summer of 2021, thousands of Iranians from the southwest province of Khuzestan took to the streets to protest the mismanagement of the government in combating water scarcity. Five million Iranians in Khuzestan were left without water for multiple days in the ...
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The Rising Importance of PSMCs and Russia's Growing Influence in Africa

Russia has been steadily gaining strategic footing in Africa. This involvement marks a departure from Moscow’s traditional guarded stance vis-à-vis the African continent, where it had historically privileged economic cooperation and technical assistance (with Algeria for instance in the 1980s). Russia’s newfound involvement in Africa is characterized by a distinctly urgent dimen...
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Opinion: The Removal of Russian Institutions From SWIFT Does More Harm Than Good

Article was written as the war unfolds in Eastern Europe, thus the scope is limited as the situation is constantly evolving   LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, February 23rd, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, essentially waging war on Ukraine in what he calls an act to “protect people who are su...
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Fast Fashion, A Silent Killer

Introduction: In the early 1990s, fast fashion took the world by storm. Since then, the industry has grown exponentially. In fact, in the first six months of 2019, fast fashion accounted for 66% of all online fashion traffic . Companies’ ability to mass-produce clothing at remarkably low costs forever changed the fashion industry and the world. On the surface, fast fashion seems to be a p...

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