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Labor Force

The Continued Costs of COVID-19 and Lack of Flights

Today, we are living in a historical period of the first “services recession.” This recession started with the invisible enemy, or better known as the COVID-19 virus, which interrupted our daily lives. With this widespread impact and unexpected conditions on our economy, it is difficult to detect any similarities or patterns from past recessions. As … Continue reading

Who is Excluded from the Stimulus Package?
Economy / Healthcare

Who is Excluded from the Stimulus Package?

College students across the nation are angered by the stimulus package presented in the CARES act, specifically their exclusion from the $1,200 stimulus checks. As outlined in the bill, adults with incomes under $75,000 will receive a $1,200 check, couples filing jointly will receive $2,400, and those with children will receive $500 for each additional … Continue reading

Healthcare / Regulation

How to Lower Health Care Costs: A Webcast from The Hamilton Project

The goal of this webcast, held on March 10, 2020, was to explore how competition, regulation, and reduced administrative expenses can help lower health care costs, strengthen the health care sector, and drive economic growth in the United States. In the United States health care sector, administrative costs are high and competition is generally low— … Continue reading

Politics

What does the constitution say about restricting immigration ?

One of the hallmarks of Trumpism is the increasingly intense dialogue surrounding immigration, ushering in a wave of xenophobia and a brighter distinction between “them” and “us”. Although the Federal Government has mobilized this sentiment in the form of immigration restriction, it is unclear whether or not the Constitution explicitly bestows this authority. This article … Continue reading

Politics

A theoretical analysis of protectionism

The Trump Administration, through its aggressively realist view on trade, has reverted back to the idea of protectionism. Utilizing the rationale that employing tariffs on imports will galvanize domestic industries and protect them from foreign competition, the White House has gotten the country involved in several costly trade wars, most notably with China. The data … Continue reading

Healthcare / Politics

Bankruptcies in the Antibiotics Market: An Impending Crisis

            Without antibiotics, many everyday medical procedures would become deadly. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections that can arise from a range of causes including surgery, chronic conditions that weaken the immune system, dialysis, and cancer care.[1] However, the ability of the bacteria to adapt and become resistant to certain drugs that previously killed them, called antibiotic … Continue reading