Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bridging the fiscal cliff

By Zac Bears

November 28, 2012

On Jan. 1, 2013, tax increases and spending cuts – commonly known as the “fiscal cliff” – will force austerity on the United States’ still recovering economy. Democrats want to keep some of the tax increases and Republicans...

“The economy” is more than jobs and unemployment

By Zac Bears

October 17, 2012

Polling and punditry present this election as a referendum on “the economy” — here defined as jobs and unemployment. However, “the economy” as an issue and the economy in practice are two very different concepts. While...

Who are the real wealth creators?

By Mike Tudoreanu

October 12, 2012

Current United States politics has an obsession with business owners. Republican U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor posted on Twitter last month that Labor Day supposedly celebrates people who “built a business and earned their own success.” This was a shocking disregard for the real meaning of...

They say they earned it…

By Mike Tudoreanu

September 28, 2012

How much money do you deserve for your work? How much money do Wall Street executives deserve for what they do? How much money do workers in China deserve for making your iPod? Many of us are tempted to answer that they all ...