With just days to go before the election, the variety of scandals surrounding both candidates have only deepened in their complexity and gravity, ensuring that the race has narrowed as we come into the final stretch. Democrats and Republicans have undergone vast changes, with both of their parties’ structures shifting how they will conduct themselves in the future and which groups of the public they will target in order to be successful
For the past forty years, France has relied primarily on nuclear power. But as the energy landscape continues to rapidly change, France’s nuclear sector is plagued with both financial and safety troubles. Can France maintain its status as renewable energy powerhouse, or will it have to integrate alternative sources of energy?
Richard Baker ’88 is the owner, governor, and chief executive officer of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the world’s oldest trading company, which owns department stores Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States as well as Hudson’s Bay and Home Outfitters in Canada. Baker grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis and the resulting monetary easing policies, Bitcoin was created to alleviate growing concerns of government manipulation of currency. Bitcoin is a virtual peer-to-peer currency that was introduced in January 2009 by a programmer or group of programmers using the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is designed as a decentralized currency that is not subject…
As a result of the U.S. economic recession of 2008, short-term interest rates have remained extremely low, ranging from 0% to 0.25%, in an attempt to stimulate economic activity and lessen the burden associated with taking out loans. Seven years later, the U.S. economy has stabilized yet the Federal Reserve has preserved low rates.
One of the few places where student protesters are taken seriously is the institution that takes their money: universities. The university, with its resources, publicity, and networks, offers a praxis for political and social change far beyond campus.
As the 2016 Presidential election nears, the anticipated and often feared influence of corporate wealth on politics through super PAC contributions continues to raise concern throughout the United States. As The New York Times Editorial Board predicted, “This election year will be the moment when individual candidate super PACs—a form of legalized bribery—become a truly toxic force in American politics.”
2016 has ushered in a national election cycle like none other. In the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007-2009, and despite the rhetoric espoused by many of the leading candidates on both sides of the aisle, the still-recovering American economy would be best served by centrist economic policies given the fragility of international developments and tepid growth.