Tag: Culture and Society
Zoomers Aren’t Waiting for a College Degree to Secure Their Financial Future
Americans born between 1997 and 2012, otherwise known as Gen Z or zoomers, appear to be in a hurry to make money. After witnessing millennials drown in debt over college, 67% of zoomers say their top concern is being able to afford higher education. Furthermore, one in every five zoomers say they want to...
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Black Widow’s Performances and Familial Intimacy Lift Marvel Action Movie
Black Widow may be the movie that brings audiences back into the theaters. While released simultaneously on Disney Plus, the movie’s action and immersive visuals simply will not translate as well or as viscerally on a small screen. Yet well-conceived themes combined with adept direction will also satisfy those unwilling (or unable) to make...
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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Will Save Lives Now and in the Future
The Covid-19 pandemic has killed millions of people and imposed enormous economic costs on the world. However, it would have done much more damage without the rapid development of Covid vaccines. The first effective vaccine was developed within nine months of the recognition of the pandemic by BioNTech, a startup based in Mainz, Germany....
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Most Millennials Live Paycheck to Paycheck. Financial Literacy is Key to Their Freedom
Millennials are on a tight budget, even those making six-digit figures.  According to a new survey by PYMNTS and LendingClub, 70% of millennials are living paycheck to paycheck. Most baby boomers, on the other hand, are living the life, with only 40% claiming they are in the same conditions.  In its analysis of the...
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The Covid-19 Ratchet Effect is Becoming Clearer, and More Concerning 
On June 24, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky extended the national eviction moratorium for tenants unable to pay rent through the end of July. First enacted last September, the moratorium hoped to prevent further Covid-19 spread by helping tenants avoid traveling to find new housing or becoming homeless.  The announcement from...
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More Americans Support Blanket Student Debt Forgiveness, Here’s Why They are Wrong 
A recent GoBankingRates survey found that over 50% of Americans want student-loan forgiveness for everyone with any student-loan debt. Considering Democratic lawmakers are hoping President Joe Biden will keep his promise to cancel $50,000 in student debt per person, this data could certainly be used for leverage. But while the number of Americans who...
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Juneteenth: The Latest Effort to Balkanize the U.S.
Thanks to Joe Biden, a unanimous U.S. Senate, and 415-14 vote in the House, we have a new federal holiday: Juneteenth. The holiday celebrates the day that the Union forces arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the town’s slaves were free pursuant to the Emancipation Proclamation. Various groups on the Right are urging...
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California’s Vaccine Lottery is a Sucker Bet
As ABC News reports, California has selected the first 15 winners of a $50,000 grand prize as part of the state’s “Vax for the Win” program. The lottery is part of Gov. Newsom’s $116.5 million effort to persuade people to get vaccinated. Ten Californians who got at least one vaccination split a $15 million...
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Surveillance Going Postal–USPS’ Ever Growing Spy Role Expands to Internet Traffic
On April 21, investigative reporter Jana Winters broke the news that the United States Postal service was running a “covert operations program” that was monitoring American’s social media. She found that the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) was trawling posts and online activity pertaining to a number of...
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New Alzheimer’s Drug Approval Could Change the FDA’s Approval Process for the Better
After the experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s named aducanumab failed a futility test, its producers Biogen and Eisai lost hope the Food and Drug Administration would ever approve it. Despite promising clinical results through the approval process, the producers abandoned their project in 2019.  Eight months later, Biogen developed an expanded dataset to reassess aducanumab’s impact...
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