Background Regional free trade arrangements, including so-called mega-FTAs, have been proliferating in recent years to accommodate the growing need for reducing barriers to economic growth and development by attracting foreign direct investment and promoting competitiveness, especially in reaction to the collapse of the Doha Round negotiations under the WTO. … [Read more...] about TPP vs. RCEP: The US and the Future of Free Trade in Asia
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There are an innumerable number of issues that need our attention in the world. Poverty, gender inequality, and human trafficking all require devoted resources, campaigns, and activists in order to combat, and hopefully, alleviate them. One growing area that is steadily becoming more important to citizens around the world is within the field of gerontology. Commonly overlooked, … [Read more...] about Older, but not Under
Tiger Woods is back. That is the sentiment around the world after he came back from behind and won the 2019 Masters. Some are labeling it the greatest comeback in sports history. He experienced a tumultuous downfall starting in 2009 when he was exposed for cheating on his wife with a New York City club manager. Over the next several months, other women came out claiming to have … [Read more...] about TGR Foundation
Imagine your house, your family, and all of your possessions. Then, in one instant, imagine watching it all tumble down, dominoes one after another, until there’s nothing left but a broken unrecognizable space. Everything you have ever known wiped away by an inexplicable, unforeseeable disaster. Now, imagine navigating the streets of busy New York City trying to get to your … [Read more...] about The Homeless: Drug Addled Indolence or Unfortunate Disadvantages?
When I was in third grade, my mother went on sabbatical. I was confused as to why, all of a sudden, she was home all the time instead of teaching classes at Davidson College like she normally did. She proceeded to explain to me that she was getting paid time off because she was a tenuredprofessor. With only eight years of life experience (and having been raised around heavy … [Read more...] about Low Standards for Higher Education: The Tenure Dilemma