• Recession 2020?
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    There have been nearly fifty recessions since the days of the Articles of Confederation, some of them (such as the Great Depression, which lasted for three years and seven months from August 1929 to March 1933) worse than others. The most recent American recession, called the Great Recession, started in December 2007 and did not […]

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  • The Importance of Divestment
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    The opposite of investing, divesting is the act of selling stocks, bonds, investment funds, and even companies, whether by an individual or a larger enterprise. This is often meant to protest immoral activity and pressure companies or governments to change their wrongful policies. Many larger institutions (such as U.S. universities and colleges) will invest billions […]

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  • Giving Back
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    With Thanksgiving coming up, Black Friday right after, and big gift-giving holidays such as Hanukkah and Christmas looming right around the corner, the holiday season has officially begun. Every year, in what’s probably one of the biggest contradictions in modern American culture, millions of people across the country gather together to celebrate everything they’re already […]

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  • Is #MeToo a Moment or a Movement? Or Neither?
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    The allegations against Harvey Weinstein were first printed in The New York Times on October 5th, 2017, and ten days later actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter and encouraged women to voice their sexual assault stories under the hashtag “#MeToo”, a phrase social activist Tarana Burke first used on MySpace in 2006. The objective of […]

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