“China’s Belt and Road Initiative” Video Response
Economics

“China’s Belt and Road Initiative” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport presents an overview of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative Project. In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the launch of…

Preliminary “Black Friday” Sales Reports Reveal that Online Sales Brought in a Record $6 Billion in the US

More shoppers turned to the internet for deals to kick off the holiday shopping season as opposed to shopping at traditional retail stores, data released…

Trump Administration Authored Report Says that Climate Change Damage is “Intensifying Across the Country”

On November 23, the US government released a long-awaited report stating the effects of global warming and climate change in the US are worsening and…

“Geo-economics of Saudi Vision 2030” Video Response
Development

“Geo-economics of Saudi Vision 2030” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses “Saudi Vision 2030,” a plan proposed by the government of Saudi Arabia that seeks to reduce the countries dependence on…

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “Democratization: theory and experience”
Comparative Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “Democratization: theory and experience”

In the third chapter of the book “Democratization: theory and experience,” Laurence Whitehead looks at the concept of civil society and its relationship to democratization….

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “The Civic Culture”
Comparative Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “The Civic Culture”

In the book “The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations, An Analytic Study,” Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba present a study of…

“10 Minutes: Trump One Year President” Video Response
American Economics

“10 Minutes: Trump One Year President” Video Response

This video by PressTV presents a review of President Donald Trump’s first full year in office. One year has passed since Donald Trump has been…

Killing Petroleum, From the Most Unlikely Sources;Water

Everyone is shocked oil has gone down in the last few years when it was close to $4 a gallon now under $3. Why has…

History of the Republican Party
American Economics

History of the Republican Party

The Republican Party is one of the two main political parties currently active in the United States. Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, and liberal…

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?
Development

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?

What is Universal Basic Income? The idea that every citizen of a state should receive a basic income to survive. Instead of work 9-5 regular…

Marco Palladino for Public Office

Idea to add categories Criminal Justice Environmental Social Economic Educationally Liberty Green energy/infrastructure development http://www.jill2016.com/plan Income inequality https://talkpoverty.org/2015/06/10/solutions-economic-inequality/ Marco Palladino is a 22-year-old running for…

International Trade & Classic Liberalism
Economics

International Trade & Classic Liberalism

In recent centuries, many different economic theories have emerged to address pressing economic issues facing individual societies and the global economy. Diverse economic theories such…

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know
Essays

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know

Afghanistan, the United States, the Soviet Union, And Illegitimacy PS 401: Seminar in Political Science Fall 2016 Marco Palladino (Work In Progress citations not cited…

Lipsett and The Modernization Theory of Democracy
Development

Lipsett and The Modernization Theory of Democracy

The theory on democratization by Seymour Lipsett focuses on the relationship between economic development and the likelihood of a country to become and remain a…

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response
American Economics

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response

In the article “The political economy of democratic transitions,” Stephen Haggard and Robert Kaufman explore the effects of socioeconomic factors on democracy. Since the early…

Andre Gunder Frank & Dependency Theory
Development

Andre Gunder Frank & Dependency Theory

In the book “The development of underdevelopment,” Andre Gunder Frank discusses the factors that have resulted in underdevelopment in certain areas of the world and…

South Korea & Structuralist Development Theory
Development

South Korea & Structuralist Development Theory

In the realm of economic development at the global level, there are a multitude of theories that can be used to explain the development policy…

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged
American Economics

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged

One of the most significant political theories of the 20th Century is Ayn Rands Objectivism. Rand is known for promoting the philosophical idea of objectivism….

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review
American Economics

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review

Throughout the 2003 book FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression, Jim Powell argues that the policies of U.S. President…

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review
American Economics

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review

Throughout the 1980 book The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, Drew McCoy attempts to explore the competing economic visions in the U.S. during…

The Minimum Wage Debate & its Economic Future
American Economics

The Minimum Wage Debate & its Economic Future

One of the most important aspects of the debate over economic policy is the effectiveness of the Minimum Wage and the prospects for its increase….

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis & its Economic Impact
American Economics

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis & its Economic Impact

A current economic issue facing the U.S. is the aftermath of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. The Subprime Mortgage Crisis coincided with the late 2000s economic…