Those with the least, sacrifice the most. Should they be compensated?

By Devin Davidson November 19th, 2020 Employee frontline worker, charted “hero” during first wave of pandemic, now left without recourse. As the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic settled in, many retail workers received bonuses and raises in appreciation for their commitment to the public, despite increased health risks. As ...

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Airlines Facing Climate Change

“Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel” NY Times Article By: Zach Wichter Day by day, climate change is proving to be a huge concern for individuals and companies worldwide. Although the media is constantly reminding people to do their part to lessen the negative ...

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OSHA Criticized for Lax Regulation of Meatpacking in Pandemic

In April, Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) issued a set of guidelines, noting that due to the pandemic, OHSA would avoid inspecting violations in person except for select industries including health care and emergency response. OSHA is a federal regulatory agency under the US Department of Labor that helps to ensure ...

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Facebook Tightens Restrictions on Political Advertisements

David Greenburg 16 November 2020 In the spirit of the recent presidential election, I thought it would be a good idea to analyze and better understand how political advertising functions on social media. The New York Times published an article in early October breaking down Facebook’s policies on this subject. ...

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Covid Is Widening The Gender Pay Gap Among U.S. Doctors

As COVID-19 rages on the need for doctors is becoming higher and more urgent. However, despite this necessity for medical professionals the gender pay gap in the medical field is actually widening. This article briefly describes how across multiple industries, the effects of COVID-19 can be felt and the gender ...

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Uber and Lyft Are Now Not Required to Classify Drivers as Employees

By: Noah Shulman https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/04/tech/california-proposition-22/index.html Wednesday November 4th, 2020 To give a background on the issue, in California a recent proposition was on the ballot this election. The proposition proposed requiring Lyft and Uber to classify drivers as employees of the company. Currently, drivers who use Uber’s and Lyft’s platforms are ...

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Investors Remain Optimistic About a Divided Government

By: Verena Manolis 11/05/2020 Up until the day of the election, many Americans, including investors, were anticipating a blue wave. Now that the votes are coming in, the winds have changed and signs are pointing towards a divided government. While Democrats are set to maintain a majority in the House ...

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OSHA Accused of Putting Workers Safety at Risk

Image from Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times In late October, a lawsuit was filed against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by several unions representing healthcare workers. These unions claim that OSHA is not doing enough to keep workers safe at a time when a deadly virus is spreading ...

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Sustainable Development in the World’s Least Sustainable City

-Phoenix, that featureless and ever-spreading tundra of concrete, has been called “the world’s least sustainable city.”  -The development, Culdesac Tempe, is a 17-acre lot just across the Salt River from Phoenix. -The people who live there will be contractually forbidden to park a car on site

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“The overseas activities of Chinese banks shift up a gear” Article Analysis

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/10/28/the-overseas-activities-of-chinese-banks-shift-up-a-gear During the midterm, class discussions, and even in previous class presentations we have talked about the World Bank, and how its primary purpose is to provide loans and financial assistance to developing countries across the world. This is not the only form of economic financial assistance that occurs in ...

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Sustainability Projects From the Oil Industry

According to the International Energy Agency, it would be almost impossible for the world to reach its climate targets without finding a way to capture and store carbon emissions. However, bp oil industry is leading the charge with other European energy companies to begin carbon capture projects within the UK.  ...

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The Panama Papers

Lucas Browne, October 2020 The “Panama papers” affair in 2016 was the biggest data leak in corporate history. 2.6TB (2600GB) of data was leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonesca to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The leak consisted of some 11.5 million documents and over 20 million emails. ...

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