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The Roosevelt Institute is a student-run think tank at Cornell University that promotes progressive thought and engages students to generate policy ideas. Members write policy proposals for publication and complete policy advocacy and educational projects.


Recent Blog Posts

What Kind of Problem is Overfishing, Really?

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Governments around the world have tried a variety of strategies to slow the rate of their depleting oceans. But what if the reason for these unsuccessful results lies in the definition of overfishing itself?

Bleeding the SystemHow defensive medicine is costing the taxpayer big time

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Defensive medicine is a practice within the medical community that is costing taxpayers billions of dollars. The public should be made aware of the ramifications and origins of this practice as well as possible solutions. With nationalized healthcare, becoming more and more likely with every election, this issue is pertinent as to whether or not the nation will be able to afford it.

Regulating Drones for Positive Impacts

Drones have the potential for both good and evil, but so far we have only seen a small fraction of their capabilities. Whether drones have a net positive or negative impact is up to how we re

Drones have the potential for both good and evil, but so far we have only seen a small fraction of their capabilities. Whether drones have a net positive or negative impact is up to how we regulate them.

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