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7 Billion Strong (Minjae Park)

The world population hit 7 billion on Monday, according to United Nations Population Division estimates*. Discussions about whether our current rate of population growth is sustainable have become timely again. But rather than just looking toward the increasingly hot and crowded future — to borrow from the title of Thomas Friedman’s famous book — let’s take a moment to … Continue reading

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Would Compulsory Voting Help Occupy Wall Street (Minjae Park)

Occupy Wall Street protesters have been criticized for not being specific in their policy proposals, but they have offered some broad outlines for where they want to take the country. They want less income inequality and less money in politics. They want more better-paying jobs and increased regulations on banks. A Nov. 6 opinion piece in The New York … Continue reading