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Drug Policies Around the World & How They Affect Society

What is most effective at keeping a society safe from addictive substances while minimizing the costs of such efforts? When it comes to the penalties for the use and sales of illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, each country around the world has its own set of rules and punishments. Today we compare four: the United States, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.… [Read more]

Socioeconomic Concerns Within the Gig Economy

Today, the gig economy is all the rage, with more millennials opting for short-term “gigs” rather than long-term permanent work contracts. Also sometimes referred to as the freelance economy, the gig economy can be summarised as “an economy in which temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace, and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.”… [Read more]

How Will States That Want to Legalize Marijuana Be Treated Under Trump?

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic in the US for decades, however it was only during the Obama period when states began to legalize its use for recreational rather than medicinal purposes, with states like Washington and Colorado opting to try and find a way to make cannabis a legal commodity. Since those revolutionary moves, more and more states have voted to make recreational marijuana legal, including California, Nevada, Florida and Arizona, who all passed the vote on election day.… [Read more]

Top 4 Degrees to Help You Build a Career in Politics and Government

Building a career in politics and government can be a very noble aim. Our country needs knowledgeable, skilled people who are willing to compromise and have the best interests of the nation and the people at heart. Here are the top four degrees to prepare you for the life of a public servant. 1. Political Science

Perhaps an obvious answer, but a political science degree continues to be a great choice for students wanting to be involved in government.… [Read more]

Water Worries: What’s Being Done to Help Residents in Flint, MI?

More than two years have passed since the water contamination problems in Flint, Michigan, first came to light. From neurotoxins to high lead levels, this drinking water issue will surely become a mandatory topic of research for college students who are pursuing a masters of in emergency management or even an environmental law degree.

With thousands of children exposed to dangerous lead levels, the Flint water crisis has been cited of an example of how poor city management can lead to a series of catastrophic failures.… [Read more]

What Are the Biggest Changes for the Future of Farming in America?

For hundreds of years, farm land has been the life blood of the United States. However, despite how families have farmed the land for generation after generation, new advances in agricultural science and new technology are causing change in America’s farmland. Below are some of the biggest changes American farmers can expect in the future.

Farming Wind Traditionally, farmers have only made money from growing crops and raising livestock.… [Read more]

A Hidden Danger in Driving: Socioeconomic Status?

Thanks to innovations in auto manufacturing and the tightening of laws, such as distracted driving and drunk driving laws, the number of injuries and deaths due to car accidents is gradually declining each year. Recently, a troubling trend has come to light involving individuals who are live within the lower socio economic status; they are more likely to die in a car accident than those who are “well off”.… [Read more]

My Mom likes Reagan and Trump. WBU?

Millennials (people born around 1983-2000) and their parents got along better than any generation measured before (many millennials even partially support their parents) and yet there is a fundamental difference in the political actions of millennials and the generations before them. I know, I stereotyped a whole generation, but we are talking trends (instead of individuals) and the trend says that the political ideal of the young and old are rapidly rupturing.  … [Read more]

America’s Hidden Heroin Addiction and Who’s Taking Action

Instances of heroin use are skyrocketing in America, and has become an epidemic among many teens and young adults. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 8,000 lives have been taken by Heroin in just the last year. That number is expected to triple as use of the illicit drug continues to spread.… [Read more]

Water Waste in America and How Things are Changing for the Better

Water is the most precious resource on earth, essential for all forms of life. It makes up about 60% of the weight of an average human body and without water life would not exist on earth. As the human population continues to multiply exponentially, the strain on important resources such as water continues to grow. It is important to ensure conservation of water for the continued existence of life on earth.… [Read more]