The Economic and Political Consequences of Automation

Once a futuristic dream, automation in 2021 spans virtually every industry. Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have now advanced into the retail and transportation sectors, as well as finance, energy management, and more. Among the bulk of its applications, machine…

The Short-Term Effects of Remote Learning in the United States

As of the first week of September, 73% of the largest 100 school districts in the U.S. decided to go to full remote learning for their students. Other districts across the country have adopted hybrid programs, while some are trying…

American Children and Online Schooling: The Good and the Bad

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everyone’s lives in some way. That includes children, teenagers, and college-age students who have felt a bit ‘up in the air’ about school for over six months.  Of course, this hasn’t just been a…

As America’s Unemployment Rate Surges, the Pandemic Proves We Need Medicare for All

In just a month, unemployment went from 4.4% in March of 2020 to 14.7% in April as the coronavirus prompted shutdowns and mass layoffs. This left millions of Americans without jobs — and, in many cases, without the medical insurance…

Ready, Willing, and Able? Living in an Ableist Society

We all dream of perfect health, eternal youth, and endless strength. But while none of us can live up to that ideal — at least not for very long — such a dream is further away for some than for…

Incorporating Climate Change Education In The Classroom For The Future Generation Of Children

From fires in Australia to swarms of locusts in Africa, the impact of climate change continues to affect environments around the world. As the situation grows more dire with each passing year, climate change education is more important than ever.…

Homelessness Prevention in Europe

According to the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, access to adequate housing and shelter is a fundamental human right. Despite the U.N.’s declaration, however, stable housing is an elusive concept for a growing number of global…

How the Gig Economy is Impacting American Workers

When you think of a gig economy worker, it wouldn’t be surprising if you envisioned a carefree individual working from their laptop on a luxury island. From a distance, freelance or contract work can seem like a dream come true…

How Housing-First Strategies Aid In Preventing Homelessness

Few can deny that homelessness has become a major societal problem across the U.S., and better solutions are needed to address the issue. While there are a myriad of situations that can ultimately lead to homelessness, rising rent prices are…

Why the U.S. Should Focus on Alternatives to Women’s Incarceration

Women are being incarcerated at an alarming rate in the U.S. and presently constitute 7% of the entire inmate population. Over the past two decades, in particular, the number of women incarcerated has increased by almost 800%. When attempting to…