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Cast Your Vote

I remember my first protest. I was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – yes, the country that lost the airplanes – and lived there for the first fifteen years of my life. In 2012, thousands of Malaysians took to the streets to demand clean elections, crackdowns on corruption, and protection …

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Disengage Does Not Equal Change

In the 2014 elections, only 19.9% of Americans ages 19 to 29 cast a ballot– the lowest rate of youth turnout ever recorded in a federal election.[1] Similar patterns of voter turnout have been seen recently in countries like Britain and Canada. Some may be content to label this voter …

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The Invisible Hand

I think on some level we are all familiar with Adam Smith’s concept of the “Invisible Hand;” the metaphor used to describe the self-regulating behavior of the market place.  Essentially, he argues that economies are structures that exist as a result of, but also independent from, the behavior of the …

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