A Comparative Analysis of Neoclassical Economics and Law and Political Economy: Views on Institutional Foundations as a Means to Economic Development

By Mohamed Camara The Law and Political Economy tradition, like the New Institutional Economy, agrees that institutions lead to economic development because markets are regulated by institutions, or, “humanly devised constraints that structure human interactions.”1 The Law and Political Economy tradition, like the New Institutional Economy, agrees that institutions lead to economic development because markets are regulated … Continue reading A Comparative Analysis of Neoclassical Economics and Law and Political Economy: Views on Institutional Foundations as a Means to Economic Development

The Importance of an Apolitical Central Bank

by Nicholas Torres Introduction A central bank, put simply, is the institution within a country that manages that country’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. These three factors have a profound influence on the broader economy. Therefore, the function of a central bank is something to take seriously. However, there has been an unfortunate rise … Continue reading The Importance of an Apolitical Central Bank

“Trigger Fingers Turn to Twitter Fingers” (1) : The Influence of Twitter on Public Opinion

By Kayla Santos Media has always played a crucial role in American politics, and as of late, modern media has been particularly influential regarding voter learning. It has increased Americans’ sense of civic responsibility, but it has also given people of all points of view a platform to voice their opinions. Social media has made … Continue reading “Trigger Fingers Turn to Twitter Fingers” (1) : The Influence of Twitter on Public Opinion

How Norway Manages their Contradictory Pro-Environment and Pro-Petroleum Policies

By Helena Jordheim INTRODUCTION If one were to spend time in Norway, they would notice early on the charging stations lining city streets for the growing number of electric cars, the strict recycling policies, the vast number of people using public transportation. Not only do Norwegians push sustainable practices in their own country, but they … Continue reading How Norway Manages their Contradictory Pro-Environment and Pro-Petroleum Policies

Israel, Palestine, and the Use of Psychological Force

By David Levin Culturally Palestinian and cartographically Israeli, the West Bank is a present focal point of Israeli settlement and military occupation, signifying decades of apartheid and violence that manifests in the infrastructure of the land.1 Israeli settlements cut between and divide Palestinian territory, establishing strategic positioning for the construction of checkpoints and military bases. … Continue reading Israel, Palestine, and the Use of Psychological Force