Search Results for "boom" : 21

by / on October 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm / in Opinion, World

Great Barrier Grief

…2005, China has invested $51 billion in non-financial assets. Australia has profited substantially from China’s boom. But this boom has come with its downsides. The Australian dollar has risen by 230% against the US Dollar since its low in April of 2001 of $0.47 to its peak in June 2011 of $1.10. This has meant a dramatic increase in Australians’ purchasing power. But it has also spelt disaster for its manufacturers.  Manufacturing has declined…

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by / on March 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The North Dakota Way

…f of 2012 was not, the energy sector, but actually the hotel and food services sector. Of course, in fossil fuel booms like these, ancillary industries will see strong growth as well, which explains the soaring housing prices and the boom in hotels, restaurants, and as noted in a recent piece in Slate magazine, strip clubs. But the boom is extending beyond the energy sector and its derivatives. This includes the tech boom in and around Fargo, whi…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Student Stump

Big Fracking Deal

…philosophy is neither economically constructive nor environmentally sustainable. In the Northeast, the fracking boom has benefitted some local business owners and has increased employment. It has also created a labor demand problem for established employers and economic dependence on energy companies in rural areas, as once the boom is over, many communities may return to a troubling economic reality. The potential for environmental harm is even…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm / in Domestic

An Impoverished Debate

by The protracted economic crisis that has entangled America since 2007 has produced an uproar of political reaction, galvanizing the public consciousness to demand answers to the bigger questions of our time: the role of government, the challenges of globalization, and the rapid rise of inequality have all been furiously debated. Furthermore, the pitch of political discussion and action has remained particularly feverous and ferociou…

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 8:01 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Stop, Frisk and Gentrify

…with bringing Stop-&-Frisk to the bay, a move that would support the ongoing gentrification and real estate boom in SF. Since the dot-com boom in the ‘90s, the African-American population in San Francisco has dropped 50 percent. But it doesn’t have to be called Stop & Frisk to be racist policing and compel blacks to move to another city. A report published earlier this year investigated the already incredibly racist policing in the bay,…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm / in Election, Election 2012, Environmental, Interview, Uncategorized

It’s Not Easy Being Green

by by Justin Walker Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election, was also the Green-Rainbow Party ’s candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and again in 2010. A trained doctor, Jill says that she views running for office as “practicing political medicine” because “it’s the mother of all illnesses.” Columbia Political Review’s George Joseph talks with Stein what she would d…

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by / on October 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm / in Opinion, World

Ever the Emir

by from Wikimedia Commons In their last debate before Election Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney argued over issues in foreign policy – and by issues in foreign policy, I mean issues in the Middle East. The debate was fully dominated by talk of the region, including the civil war in Syria, the growing threat of a nuclear Iran, and the winding-down war in Afghanistan. But despite the overwhelming focus on the Middle East, noticeably…

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 4:35 am / in Campus

Political Minutes: Economic Advisers Forum

by Narayan Subramanian/ CPR With the presidential election looming ahead and the economy considered unanimously to be the most defining issue, a debate between the senior economic advisers of the candidates could not have been more fitting for last night’s World Leaders Forum event. President Bollinger in his introductory remarks emphasized the importance of the night’s debate referring to the election’s impact on the job security of…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Great Green Wall of China

by “The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.” How many times have we heard this phrase – in class, in the media, and on visits to China? The idea was first proposed by William Stukeley, an 18th century antiquarian dubbed the founder of the field of modern archaeology, in 1754. By the end of the 19th century, it had become an established fact that the Wall could actually be seen from the moon. Sin…

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by / on January 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm / in Cover Story, Latin America, Winter 2013, World

Red Hot Chile-crats

by With its unique history, culture, and geographic diversity, Chile provokes the interest of observers and analysts. Yet, it is one of Chile’s more scarcely commented upon features − its outlandish political system− that has great potential to yield some truly valuable insights. A function of its tumultuous recent past, Chile’s political set-up possesses many unusual features. The country remains the only one with a binomial electora…

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