Category: The Americas

Why Canada Needs Inheritance Tax

French economist Thomas Piketty has risen to prominence over the past few years thanks to his book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” published in August 2013. The basic idea of the book is that the return on capital is higher than economic…

Debunking the ISIS Hysteria

The night before the announcement of an extended campaign against Islamic State (ISIS), national security experts warned that the organization posed no direct strategic threat to the United States. ISIS deployed the gruesome videos of the executions of Steven Sotloff,…

Ebola and the Politics of Fear

“What has happened recently with Ebola reminds us that in an age of globalization and particularly global trade and travel, what was a problem that was at one time far away from us could arrive at our shores very quickly.”[1]…

Mexican Drug War Continues – What Now?

While the recent narco-crime related incidents in Mexico might come as a surprise to some, the presence of drug cartels in government is not new to the nation, especially not to the town of Iguala. Found in the infamous state…

@WhiteHouse – How Obama became an Icon of Social Media

The Obama Administration has been groundbreaking in many obvious ways, but one of the most interesting ones is how throughout Obama’s presidency, his administration has used a variety of new technologies and media to enact the President’s commitment to creating…

Forgotten Women of Nigeria?

Earlier this year news and social media outlets exploded with word that several hundred schoolgirls had been kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok by the militant terrorist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Their abduction sparked global condemnation and a…

Northern Triangle Youth: Where Can They Go Now?

The past few years have seen an unmanageable increase in migration from Central America, especially the Northern Triangle, into the U.S. through the southern Mexican border[1]. The Northern Triangle consists of the “triangle” countries, namely Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.…