The American Wealth Tax: can we learn a thing or two from Europe?

By: Michael DeLeers Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been making waves in the media lately with her proposal for a wealth tax. Warren’s proposed tax would place a 2% tax on those with assets over $50 million and a 6% tax on those with assets above $1 billion. It is a tax on net wealth,…

COP25 Provides Final Opportunity for Climate Change Prevention

By: Allison Lee The COP25 annual gathering officially commenced on December 2 in Madrid, Spain. The twelve-day conference consisted of over 25,000 delegates from about 200 countries and aimed to solidify plans for limiting emissions and preventing global warming.  Organizing the conference was no easy feat. COP25 was initially scheduled to occur in Brazil, but…

The Global Rise of Nationalism

By McKenna Ross Nationalism is an ideology that strongly identifies with one’s own nation and vigorously supports its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of those of other nations. Consequently, it is often equated with distrust of foreigners and a desire for greater immigration control. This ideology is on the rise around the world,…

Brexit: The Future of the Irish Border

By Ryan Thiele In a public debate that has engulfed the careers of two Prime Ministers, split parties and the public, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the United Kingdom’s parliament voted to put off Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s newly negotiated deal with the Union until the Brexit withdrawal is delayed and given a new…

Backgrounder: Ukraine

By Julie Schneiberg Even if you only loosely follow politics, it is likely that you have heard a lot about Ukraine in the past few weeks. Ukraine, a former member of the Soviet Union, is located between Europe and Russia and has a complicated relationship with both of their borders. “It’s a cliché to say…

For the Many, Not the Few: Labour’s Plan to Democratize the Workplace

By Daniel Zaydman In recent months, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the United Kingdom (UK) Labour Party, and his Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, have unveiled a slew of new economic plans designed to drastically restructure the United Kingdom’s economy and close its soaring wealth gap. One of the most important plans, inclusive…

The Race to Becoming Artificially Intelligent

By Sourish Kundu We are well in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, which consists of the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Countries across the world are developing AI in hopes of bettering the lives of their citizens and expanding their role on the international stage. While President Trump’s campaign slogans claimed he would…

“Winning” Parties in the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections

By Xinyuan Yang The European Parliamentary election has typically been considered as a “second-order” national election. With issues like Brexit, the rise of populism, and the immigration crisis roiling the bloc, however, the European Parliamentary election this year had the highest voter turnout of the past two decades. The result of this year’s elections shows…

The Hijacking of Polish National Courts

By: Ryan Thiele Since the Law and Justice (PiS) party took the reigns of the Polish government in 2015, the party has been on a crusade to remove “communist influence” from the country by taking over the courts. Led by President Andrzej Duda and Party Chairman Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party has used its majority to…