Economics, International, Politics, Science & Technology

G-7 Cybersecurity Accord Aims to Protect Financial Institutions

The Group of Seven (G-7) leaders recently agreed on a set of guidelines to better protect global financial institutions from cyberattacks.  This non-binding accord recognizes the recent pervasive cyberattacks that have hit accounts of major institutions, including the U.S. Federal Reserve.  While the accord signals attention to this international problem, does it really have the ability […]

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Economics, Politics

CBO’s Daunting Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

This month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their budget and economic projections for the next decade. After six years of budget deficit decline, the deficit will grow this year to $544 billion, an increase of $130 billion more than what CBO had projected in August, resulting in a $1.55 trillion higher deficit through 2025. […]

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Economics, LBGTQ+, Social Policy

The Far Reaching Effects of LGBT Workplace Discrimination

The Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges in June 2015 legalized gay marriage in the United States, marking a historical and pivotal point in the gay rights movement. Marriage equality has dominated political discourse regarding gay rights, but many pressing issues that affect the nearly 9 million LGBTQ Americans still remain. LGBT Americans residing […]

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Economics, Immigration, Politics

Guest Worker Programs and the 2016 Election

Immigration has emerged as a major issue on both sides of the 2016 Presidential campaign. While Democrats’ sanctuary cities and Trump’s proposed wall along the border have dominated the immigration debate thus far, guest worker programs have also proven to be a key component of candidates’ immigration proposals on both sides of the aisle. Marco […]

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Economics

The Individual and Retirement Security

During the first Democratic primary debate, Bernie Sanders advocated for Social Security to be expanded to provide greater assistance for seniors, as millions of retirees are struggling to survive on that income alone. While Sanders looks to expand the program to help seniors, Republican presidential contenders like Marco Rubio and Chris Christie support means-testing beneficiaries […]

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