Search Results for "middle-class " : 336

by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm / in Business, Domestic

Waiting for Labor’s Day

…ly discredit any trickle-down theory of economics. This is problematic because income growth among the lower and middle classes creates a culture of spending that stimulates the economy. Workers outside of the upper classes generally spend a relatively high share of their income. When they spend their money on goods and services, the businesses they buy from profit. A strong middle class leads to more demand, which in turn leads to the expansion…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:54 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

Turkey Gets Engaged

…thus far dealt well with the challenges presented by its inherited geographical location between Europe and the Middle East. In just 88 years, Turkey has progressed from the distraught remnant of a fallen empire to a global player in foreign affairs as the Middle East’s intermediary window to the West. Looking forward, not even the instability and violence in Libya has dampened Turkey’s spirit. Instead its recent courage in picking up the weaken…

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by / on September 29, 2014 at 12:30 am / in Campus, Events

Events: 9/29 – 10/4

…ng Professor at Columbia University. During the past decade, Latin America has experienced a rapid growth of its middle income sectors. This phenomenon has brought back the light to the impact the middle class can have in economic growth, political development and social change.Nevertheless, there is still much ambiguity and confusion to how the middle class is currently quantified and measured. Most studies focus on the income factor and lack co…

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by / on October 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

An American Revolution: The US and Iran may come to consensus

…propagated the fear that plans for continental domination were more menacing from Berlin than from Paris. In the Middle East, one such inflection point could potentially be taking place. Like it or not, American policy in the Middle East since the end of the Cold War has been centered around the United States’ desire to achieve regional stability by supporting existing pro-American regimes and replacing adversarial with sympathetic governments. R…

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by / on May 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm / in Cover Story, Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Crisis Up Close

…d, the Morales administration’s incendiary rhetoric and lack of political tact has alienated a great part of the middle-class electorate. The broad class alliance supporting many of his policy proposals—such as the renegotiation of natural gas contracts, reasonable land reform, and a re-evaluation of the Constitution—has been shattered by pronouncements in which Morales seems only concerned with his Quechua- and Aymara-speaking indigenous base in…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm / in Middle East, World

Sanctioning Progress

…regime to rectify its record on human rights, it first must stop its use of sanctions that are harming the very middle class that should be encouraged to lead the next wave of the protest movement. Recent reports have emphasized that the sanctions are primarily hurting an innocent Iranian population, specifically the reform-oriented middle class. “Sanctions are affecting the entire country, but it is the people that bear the brunt and have…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:52 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue, Women's Rights

A War on Women

…h as abortion, as emancipatory for women by ignoring the contrasting plight of working-class women of color. The middle-class white women who spearheaded the abortion rights campaign viewed birth control as a means of liberating themselves from the isolating domestic sphere of the housewife. On the other hand, black women did not have the same luxury as the middle-class white women that of viewing jobs as mainly a venue for leaving behind the dru…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm / in Uncategorized

The War of Alawite Aggression?

…epresents the corruption and cronyism of the Assad regime. Liberalization did not just grow the wealthy business class—it increased the size of the poorest class as well. As state-run sectors shrunk, government revenues fell and the state subsidies supporting the majority of Syrians were cut. This liberalization had a profound effect on the lives of rural Syrians, particularly in the southern Hauran region and the countryside surrounding Damascus…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:14 am / in Middle East, World

Stuffed Democracy

…ies that are perhaps more accepting of its idiosyncrasies. It is confronting its complex but close past with the Middle East, which has been filled as much with bitterness regarding Turkey’s history with ethnic, political, and cultural domination in the region as it has with admiration. Until now – a time of diminished interest in Europe and reinvigorated religiosity in the government – forging ties with the Middle East that were both close and a…

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

Ever the Emir

…ama 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 absent from the debate was any explicit discussion of the resource that defines the importa…

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