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Brand vs. Generic: TPP’s Looming Drug War
Healthcare / Trade

Brand vs. Generic: TPP’s Looming Drug War

Earlier last week, Politico leaked a chapter from a recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement granting intellectual property protection for pharmaceutical drugs. Unfortunately, for trade negotiators, the leaked information does little to quell the loud harangues and controversy surrounding international intellectual property rights (IPR). Developing countries and proponents for the global poor, labor unions, … Continue reading

Orban’s Ethnocentric Hungary
Europe / Immigration

Orban’s Ethnocentric Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a highly nationalistic head of state, has caused xenophobia to run rampant in Hungary. Championing a strong transcendental Hungarian nation embracing all Hungarian peoples, Orban has promoted a sense of nationalism that excludes all non-Hungarians. His rhetoric specifically targets immigrants, mostly refugees, who are fleeing North Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

The Greek Debt Crisis: Just One Symptom of a Much Larger Problem
Debt / Economy / Europe

The Greek Debt Crisis: Just One Symptom of a Much Larger Problem

Greece has been in the throes of economic crisis for years.  Turmoil first erupted after Greece’s economy was badly bruised by the global impacts of the Great Recession, and the Greek people have been suffering ever since.  In 2009, a poor economic climate combined with a debt level of over 119 percent of GDP caused … Continue reading

Graduate Medical Education: Yes, That’s Subsidized Too
Healthcare

Graduate Medical Education: Yes, That’s Subsidized Too

In light of several media reports detailing grim projections of physician shortages, it is startling that just 35 years ago, the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee (GMENAC) published a report that included over 100 recommendations to reduce the growing surplus of physicians. Unlike between 1970 and 1990 however, the U.S. is now experiencing a deficit in physicians, or … Continue reading

Reactions to Immigration: Comparing Assimilation in the EU and the US
Immigration / Politics

Reactions to Immigration: Comparing Assimilation in the EU and the US

Unlike most European Union member states, the United States has been a country that has experienced waves of migration since its conception. This latest wave to the United States has challenged politicians to pass effective reform, but it has not been the first to do so. Many of the groups that have migrated to the … Continue reading