The Americas

Re-examining Andrew Yang’s Signature Policy

Universal Basic Income is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people, who recently polled majority support for the futuristic program. The concept is decades old, and was first popularized in 1972, when George McGovern, then Democrat-candidate for the presidency publically touted a $1,000 a year basic income.

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Challenges, Solutions, and Utility of High-Speed Rail Networks

Enabling daily commutes from Frederick to Baltimore, or Bakersfield to Los Angeles, high speed rail has the potential to strengthen trade, commerce, and mobility between American cities. While I would agree that it is unlikely, based on our current models to assume these projects could pay for themselves with ticket revenue alone, we can weigh enhanced mobility and freedom of movement with a limited national high-speed rail network.

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Most People Are Underestimating Free Market Advances in Green Energy

The United States must produce less than a billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent gas emissions in order to become carbon neutral. Today, the US has an output of roughly 6.5 billion, with 5.5 billion coming from the energy sector. While this may appear to be a rather dire situation, energy sector emissions have fallen by nearly 1 billion metric tons since 2005.

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All You Need to Know About About Sea Warfare in the 21st Century

With over a hundred billion dollars in funding, hundreds of thousands of sailors and civilian personnel, hundreds of ships in service, thirty-one ships under construction, and over forty more on order, the United States Navy is the world’s most powerful and well-equipped maritime force in history. Challenging the US dominance, foreign powers have begun investing heavily in expanding and modernizing their militaries, with China and Russia together outspending the United States on military hardware once expenditures have been adjusted for purchasing power parity.

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Making the United States the Renewable Energy Capital of the World

Whether you’re a skeptic of climate change and its implications, a climate-change denier, or a die-hard hippy with a flower in your hair, everyone agrees that cleaner air and a minimized human impact on the climate are positive changes that ought to be made.

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