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By Sydney Eisenberg February 14, 2019
In President Donald Trump’s February 5th State of the Union address, he flaunted America as having the “world’s hottest economy,” and he also proudly exclaimed that we are on the brink of an “economic miracle.” However, the US stock market is slowly recovering from hitting a more-than-one-year low shortly before the new year, and the effect of the longest government shutdown in history has yet to show its true impact.
By Abigail Cundiff February 12, 2019
The carbon tax is gaining traction once again because it seeks to solve one of the world’s most pressing issues—global climate change—and proposes to do so with little controversy. In light of recent events and reports, climate change and its effects have been brought to the forefront of political and social discourse. Members of Congress and top economists now back a carbon tax with a rebate—relying on incentives to change consumer behavior and, ultimately, reduce US carbon emissions and spur green energy innovation.
By Dylan Nezaj February 12, 2019
There is fable popular throughout Eastern Mediterranean folklore that tells of a forest whose trees came to trust a woodcutter’s axe. Upon seeing that the axe’s handle was made of wood, the trees concluded, “it is one of us,” and eagerly welcomed the woodcutter into the forest. In so doing, the trees engineered their own demise, and were felled before they could realize that they had been deceived by their own enemy.
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