Benjamin Franklin is famously quoted as saying, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” A lot has changed in the hundreds of years since that quip was first spoken, but Ben’s sentiment continues to be relentlessly American. Nearly all of the world’s nations tax their citizens in some way, but the U.S. system is unusual.… [Read more]
The bitter reality has sunk in by now; the world is well aware that we do not live in the same world as we used to almost a year ago. The Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, from the delivery of services to the way we interact with each, everything is different. On the other hand, it has also had disastrous effects on the healthcare industry, the economy, and has claimed hundreds of lives around the world.… [Read more]
Are you hoping to go to college in the next few years? Despite the current ravages of COVID-19 and changes in the delivery of education, the world’s students must prepare to take advantage of learning opportunities where available. Even though many institutions are closed or changing their operations, it could be worth preparing a few things in advance.… [Read more]
For millions of low-income, disabled, and the middle class generally, remote work isn’t an option and running water can be a luxury. Social distancing isn’t a topic in a densely packed public housing. When then should be said about self-isolation or getting adequate medical care amid the coronavirus issue? Coronavirus is killing the middle class – and it could crush it.… [Read more]
Supply Shortages in the Age of Coronavirus Means Less Precursor Chemicals for Making Meth, and Higher Prices
The spread of the coronavirus has affected day-to-day life in countless ways. Shortages of common household items and stay-at-home orders are two trends that come to mind.
In the world of the illicit drug trade, COVID-19 has had an impact, too.
The normally seamless linking of global supply chains have unraveled in recent weeks. The result: The chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine and fentanyl are harder to acquire.… [Read more]
It’s undeniable: education has a massive influence on a person’s ability to move through the world. It dictates the jobs that people go on to have. The higher the level of education, the more important these jobs generally become. It’s no surprise, then, that more and more people are choosing to go to college.
Of course, a degree is far from easy to attain.… [Read more]
With much of the country on an extended coronavirus-related ‘lockdown’, more time than ever is being spent online. Inaction by the Trump administration and a campaign of false information has resulted in a need to sift through information on the internet, particularly as physical locations from which to gather information have been closed to the public.… [Read more]
Progressives in the US have done a good job of presenting a united front on many domestic issues affecting America today. From Medicare for All to a wholesale rebalancing of the US economy, progressives of all stripes are in broad agreement about what these policies should look like in practice.
When it comes to foreign policy, however, progressives have been less concrete in their proposals.… [Read more]
The War on Drugs has destroyed the lives of many people while not doing much to stop the flow of drugs throughout the country. That’s because it has almost uniformly focused on African American and Hispanic American people, with a vast majority of arrests and convictions come these races.
This higher arrest rate occurs even though neither race abuses drugs at much higher rates than any other race.… [Read more]