In 2011, the first wave of an estimated 78 million baby boomers hit the retirement age of 65, meaning that many Americans can now expect to live nearly twice as long as their early 19th century counterparts. While life expectancies have drastically increased over a century, concerns about the healthcare industry’s ability to keep up…

High rates of income inequality in a society has serious, lasting effects of quality of life. It increases violent crime, makes people less healthy, and lowers the average lifespan. It has lasting, traceable effects in first world countries (even slowing down their economic growth). For countries who have methods in place to end hunger, can provide…

Women comprise roughly half of the U.S. workforce, but a mere 25 percent of women pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is troubling, especially when you consider that job positions in STEM fields are rapidly increasing in number. The cybersecurity profession–one of the United State’s most important and…

The Liberal Government in Canada has been praised for its policy on Syrian Refugees this past year. Canada is known as a country that is accepting of new migrants; a policy of acceptance that is woven into the fabric of the country. Although the government and a large majority of the country’s population have accepted refugees,…

Liberal Arts education has come under fire in recent years, as America’s higher education crisis and the ever increasing cost of education has led students, parents, and policy creators to more critically analyze a students’ ROI when earning a degree. The issue has become increasingly political, as both democratic and republican leaders have come to…

— Véase más abajo para la versión española de este artículo. — The title of this article refers to the cover of the August-22nd edition of Time magazine entitled “Venezuela is dying”. The edition tries to explain how Venezuela, once Latin America’s richest country, fell apart. This not a lie. Part of what I want to…

America has a substantial problem with opioid addictions. Prescription drug overdose rates have more than doubled over the past fifteen years, and deaths from opioid use have tripled in that time. In states across the country, heroin and prescription medication abuse has risen to epidemic levels. In 2014 alone, an estimated 4.3 million Americans were…

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage, however, many Americans still struggle to access mental health treatment because they are unable to…

It a pleasure to address you on behalf of Dutch liberal democratic party D66. Today I was asked to share some thoughts with you regarding the recent Dutch no vote on the EU-Ukraine Association Treaty, the refugee crisis and finally global terrorism. Indeed, a fun-packed list for a speech! Let me start with a bit…

A phenomenon was unveiled last week. Tesla’s Model 3 was introduced to the world with great excitement, but the car wasn’t the phenomenon, the obvious demand for a quality, affordable electric car was. Before consumers even got a glimpse at the stylish new Tesla, 115,000 pre-orders were tallied. By week’s end that number had swelled…