Tagged: united states

NAFTA

NAFTA Has Benefitted The U.S., Mexico and Canada

  In 1992, Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot warned voters that “There will be a giant sucking sound going south,” as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) due to huge wage differentials between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Proponents argued a trade agreement, aimed at liberalizing...

Citizen

Citizens Need The Media To Be Fully Engaged

The dissemination of a wide variety of verifiable viewpoints is essential for individuals to formulate their own conclusions about the economic state of our nation, Washington’s foreign policy, the international community and the United States’ active or inactive participation in world crises. It is the responsibility of both the FCC...

Bartleby

Why Occupy was Bartleby in the 21st Century

  September 17, 2011 marked a critical moment in the history of protest movements in the United States. Unity, passion, and voices refusing to be silenced came together in Zuccotti Park to oppose the face of inequality. “We are the 99%” has come be to recognized as a statement of refusal,...

resource war

How Cooperation Takes The War Out Of The Resource War

  With the world’s population growing and industrialization rising, competition for raw materials is intensifying, raising concerns about access to key natural resources for global consumption. In a globalized world, competition for limited resources igniting conflict is not unreasonable; however, an alternative rationale suggesting cooperation as an outcome of resource competition is...

greek

This Will Not Be Another Greek Tragedy

  We know the faces of poverty. They are recognizable in every urban landscape throughout the United States. The human instinct is to experience an immediate rush of compassion, and if generosity prevails, to act. As a Greek-American, the images of the poor lining the streets of democracy’s birthplace in Athens...

public health

Public Health Of, For and By The People

  National campaigns against cigarette smoking have changed lives and likely saved thousands of more lives. New Yorkers are familiar with the subway ads that memorialize the countless young lives that have ended too soon as a result of the menacing addiction. We have witnessed a reduction in the number...

state of the union 2015

Made in America: State Of The Union 2015

‘An economy for all,’ President Barack Obama iterated throughout his sixth State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. President Obama’s eloquence has reverberated in our ears and touched our hearts since before setting foot in the White House. The political turmoil of the last six years has been visible; we have watched a...