September 3, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass holds world’s largest clambake -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pair of UMass seniors set to increase leadership after Koch’s passing -

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Remembering Robin Williams -

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Racism after dark: Violence in the ‘sundown town’ of Ferguson -

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Integrative Learning Center opens for fall semester -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

UMass looks to repeat success despite daunting schedule -

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A fresh start for Blue Wall -

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#BlackLivesMatter: The irony behind ‘Black-on-Black’ crime -

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Advertising is all around us, with the help of Big Brother’s data -

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Four albums that rocked the summer -

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The sad decline of the American music festival -

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US and allies must eliminate ISIS -

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Apple prepares to unveil iPhone 6 -

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UMass field hockey must fill void left by seven graduating seniors -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Seasonal brews and bottles -

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UMass women’s soccer drops home opener -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is the perfect blend of comedy, superheroes and sci-fi -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Why the media doesn’t handle depression well -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rao: ‘I like to call myself a walking paradox’ -

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BC’s methodical rushing attack wears UMass down -

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bending the arc

How do we wish to be remembered? And what are we going to do about it?

Feminist economics can promote gender equity

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Jillian Correira argues that recognizing and legitimizing unpaid labor, much of which is done by women, will help not only women, but also society at large.

Apple-style capitalism not an economic panacea

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To many, Apple is the quintessential American corporation, a modern GM or GE. But Apple only employs 43,000 U.S. workers and exploits lax labor regulations to maximize offshore profits. Zac Bears argues that Apple-style business practices will not solve structural issues with the U.S. economy.

Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion; outsourcing looms?

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Johnny McCabe analyzes Google’s relationship with technology giant Motorola.

Markets ignore long-run strength of economy

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Stocks in the U.S. rose 30 percent in 2013, and many pundits think that indicates strong long-run growth. Zac Bears finds that stock returns indicate just one thing: short-term profit.

UMass Donahue Institute completes first-in-the-nation economic study of sequester

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The UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) analyzes the economic effects of sequestration cuts on Massachusetts in a first-in-the-nation study

No student input on bulk YCMP sales

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Alex Major, a Governor of the Undergraduate Economics Club, argues that the lack of student input and democratic access on the use of YCMP swipes is yet another opaque UMass Dining policy.

Constructing a new paradigm for economics

Makai McClintock criticizes a recent paradigm shift in economics and advocates for a return to viewing the field as a social science.

The deficit hawks have no clothes

MikeTudoreanu applauds UMass graduate student Thomas Herndon’s paper countering the Harvard economists 90 percent debt-to-GDP threshold.

UMass economics professor Stephen Resnick dies of Leukemia at age 74

Professor emeritus Stephen Resnick, a Marxian economist who taught for nearly four decades at the University of Massachusetts, died following a bout with leukemia over the winter term.

Current economics is flawed

Mason Woolley critiques the current state of economics, at least as studied at UMass.

Economics professor discusses the past, present and future of the U.S. economy

Professor Stephen Resnick lectured on the U.S. economic crisis as part of a “Pizza & Prof” event put on by the Commonwealth Honors College.

The hidden evils behind “divide and conquer”

Columnist Mike Tudoreanu explains how the strategy of “divide and conquer” is used in the world today.