Category Archives: Original Articles

Carbon Taxes: An Explainer

Written by: Thomas Morton

The Earth’s steadily warming climate is threatening to seriously affect our way of life. If humanity is unable to rein in carbon emissions, climate change will make many places too hot for humans to live in, severely damage agricultural productivity, exhaust some freshwater supplies, and flood low-lying coastal areas. Even in the face of other serious issues, climate change is still the biggest threat to our way of life and it is not a crisis that can be solved overnight.

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The Future of Art?

Written by: Rohin Patel

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have quickly become an inevitable subject for anyone earning a living as a creative person online, whether it be in the form of artwork or music. It has provoked a rush for digital artists to understand an idea that is overwhelmingly buried in the complexity of digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. While most people believe NFTs are the future of the economy of art and promise that it will revolutionize the industry and give artists more control over their work, there are still critics that argue that if they are not utilized as intended, NFTs will only be making benefitting the rich cryptocurrency holders (3).

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Agriculture, The Seed Of The World’s Economy

Written by: Adshake Kunanithy

September 20, 2020. The spark of one of the world’s largest protests. As the world witnesses the march of justice for over 250 million farmers who have traveled to New Delhi. Shouting, holding banners, blocking highways near the city, and protecting themselves from the police force. 200+ activists detained and 248 farmers dead (11).

On September 20, 2020, the Indian government implemented new regulations that heavily impacted the agriculture industry and the livelihood of farmers. In anger and thirst for justice, farmers across all states of India continue their protest 7 months later, waiting for the government to hear their voices.

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Gender is a social construct – and an expensive one at that.

Written by: Hannah Saul

Rather than a necessity, diapers for your baby are a luxury item. Stating this as a fact is controversial, rebuttable, and aggressive – but when you think about it, they are not needed in the same way that air, and shelter are needed for survival. You see, there is no perfect – or even close – substitute to the necessities of life. You can’t substitute food with rocks, nor could you substitute air with carbon monoxide, and expect to live. But, you could replace diapers with learning how to use the toilet. Governments would benefit by placing a tax on all baby diapers, and using that money for important public initiatives, such as building more public restrooms and infrastructures for people and babies to use so they don’t defecate themselves. The billion dollar diaper industry would do just fine in raising their prices, and this would further strengthen our economies. If you can’t afford it, you should probably find a substitute.

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The Good, The Bad, & The Rich of COVID-19

Written By: Rohin Patel

For over a year now, the novel coronavirus has been ravaging our lives and stealing every sense of normality and social freedom. Shortly after its first few cases in the western world, the contagious COVID-19 had earned itself the title of being a pandemic after world governments had not taken enough action against the spread and severity of the virus (8). Since its arrival, the pandemic has caused a shakeup in the world economy and, subsequently, in the lives of people all across the globe. Or has it? Has the pandemic truly been bleak and unfavorable for everyone? Or has it only had these harsh effects on the poor?

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