Post Tagged with: "Andrew Tan"

by / on November 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Saving Our Schools

Increasing the number of college graduates is certainly a politically popular position, but truly increasing educational quality cannot be achieved without improving K-12 education.

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by / on November 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized, World

President of the World

President Obama must really wish that foreign voters were included in the Electoral College. After all, numerous polls demonstrate the wide preference gap he holds over Romney amongst foreigners.

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by / on September 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Will Citizens United Win It for Romney?

So, as much as Citizens United has changed the electoral landscape, its effects on the presidential race alone are likely to be muted. Unfortunately, this probably won’t be the case for smaller congressional and state congressional races, where less is known about candidates’ records.

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by / on August 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Uncle Sam Can Help

But perhaps recognizing that government has the important role of not just supporting, but rather getting everyone to the same starting point — Tocqueville’s “equality of conditions” — will dispel the notion that government is incompatible with individual effort and a thriving civil society.

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by / on July 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Tax Black-Holes & Tax Loop-Holes

Just this week, the Tax Justice Network published a report claiming that between $21 and $31 trillion of global financial wealth is “invested” in tax-free havens. That’s more than the GDP of the United States, China, and Japan combined.

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Meritocratic Ideal

Meritocracy has, to a small extent, allowed elites to emerge and consolidate their positions of power, sans the moral imperative of the generations past. Yet meritocracy certainly shouldn’t be blamed for other corrupting influences like unlimited campaign contributions.

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by / on June 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Reframing the Debate

In today’s political environment, expediency often takes precedence over good policy making. But the sooner we realize that there isn’t a magic bullet for fixing the economy, the closer we’ll get to fixing it.

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by / on June 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

What if I’m Wrong?

Although we may not be sure whether what we know is absolutely right, we should in the spirit of civic-republicanism still strive to seek, critically evaluate, and express our beliefs. My generation cannot afford to ignore the political process.

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by / on May 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Saverin to Singapore Highlights U.S. Tax Code

The problem lies instead in a tax code that is ill-equipped to combat today’s highly mobile capital caused by technological advances. Instead of being put to work through domestic reinvestment, capital is stockpiled overseas. Furthermore, tax competition both between states and globally continues to drive tax rates downwards and exacerbates the problem of insufficient revenue.

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