Search Results for "recession" : 49

by / on July 3, 2012 at 1:22 am / in Domestic, Opinion

We Got More Than Our Health

by As a left-wing domestic columnist for this publication, I should be writing, thinking, breathing, celebrating, drinking, AND sleeping healthcare right now. It’s the big story. I should write a column about how important this decision is, how Chief Justice Roberts has defied expectations and changed the composition of the court, how the Democrats have been given a second chance to sell the health care bill to the public, which they f…

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by / on March 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm / in Business, Domestic, Domestic, Kyle Dontoh, Opinion, Web Columnists

The North Dakota Way

by Wikimedia Commons Fargo is an unlikely candidate for the next great American city. The metropolitan area population is slightly higher than that of Yonkers. The nearest major airport is 250 miles away, in Minneapolis. Its largest company is a local subsidiary of John Deere. But the provincial image belies surprising—and substantial—changes. The city’s population grew by 20.25% between 2000 and 2010, more than twice the national ave…

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by / on June 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Gone With the Trend

by From Wikimedia Commons The government’s monthly jobs report for May has ignited a political firestorm in Washington and has become an issue of great concern for the Obama administration. The report showed that the economy only added 69,000 jobs last month, causing the national unemployment rate to increase from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent. This increase primarily represents the previously employed reentering the workforce, since tho…

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by / on June 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm / in Campus, Current Issue, Domestic, Education

Cashing In On Columbia?

by Cover image by Katie Shenck, via Flickr. As the end of the year approaches, students across Columbia’s campus are turning their thoughts towards the world outside the gates of 116th and Broadway. With recovery from the global recession proceeding slowly and youth unemployment at almost 15 percent, it is tempting to question the actual value of our liberal arts degrees. We reached out to the Columbia community to find out their vi…

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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

by We are in an economic recession. While some monetary sacrifices for governmental agencies are inevitable, the latest push to deprive Planned Parenthood of all federal funding is not solely motivated by the desire for fiscal conservatism. Instead, the burgeoning campaign against funding for Planned Parenthood is overtly purported to be a means of rectifying an existing ethical dilemma: forcing Americans to finance abortion services t…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm / in Business, Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

The Debt Offensive: Focusing on Austerity

by The United States’ national deficit exceeds $13 trillion—over $42,000 per US resident. With U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) at $14 trillion in 2009, our debt-to-GDP ratio is 93 percent and growing. Japan enjoyed 90 percent debt-to-GDP levels in 1995. Following two decades of stagnant growth, Japan now risks exceeding 190 percent. 15 years from now, America’s Debt-to-GDP ratio may double as well. While debt-to-GDP ratios are import…

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by / on December 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm / in Asia, Issue, Main Menu, World

The Great Stall of China

by It is difficult to doubt today that China will ascend the power hierarchy and rise as a global superpower within the next century. News headlines constantly remind us of China’s remarkable economic growth and increasing political clout. Particularly as the power of the United States appears to be waning, speculation of a Chinese 21st century runs rampant. Boasting a GDP growth rate of 9.6 percent and surpassing Japan as the wo…

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by / on April 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm / in Opinion, World

The Lady is Not For Turning

by WikiCommons Margaret Thatcher was a conviction politician, driven by ideas and grounded in her principles. Her unshakeable belief  in economic liberalism and political freedom spread across the world. She oversaw the fall of communism in the USSR while China, India and Latin America opened up their economies and freed up their markets, leading to an era of unprecedented prosperity. Her legacy at home though is quite mixed.   To som…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm / in World

Refugee Aid, Syrians Betrayed; Humanitarian Aid and the War Against Assad

by As the number of Syrian refugees climbs rapidly beyond 1 million, the need for increased funding to address the crisis is obvious, but the motivation for nations to actually provide those funds is not. The United Nation’s relief plan requests just over a billion dollars to fund its operations from January 2013 to June 2013, and a variety of donors pledged to meet those needs. Yet somehow, the latest report on the inter-agency…

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by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm / in Domestic

Classroots Activism

by Brian Jones has a lot to be excited about. A New York City public school teacher deeply involved in grassroots organizing, he sees a growing radical vision among his fellow activists. “More and more parents and teachers are beginning to understand that it’s not about this policy or that, but really an all-out war over public education,” he explains. In the past several years, there have been numerous flare-ups of protest activity…

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