Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bridging the fiscal cliff

By Zac Bears

November 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 ...

Capitalism Failed Our Generation

By Mike Tudoreanu

September 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Are you one of the many new first year students at the University of Massachusetts, or another college in the Pioneer Valley? If so, welcome! There is something I need to tell you, something college presidents do not want you...

Rich Kids of Instagram blog provides snapshot of class divide

By Emily Merlino

September 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Instagram, the popular app that can turn your ordinary photo of an apple into a Polaroid-esque snapshot from 1972, has gained some unfavorable attention recently for being the playground of the young 1 percent. “Rich Kids of...

Bureaucrats: Overpaid or Underpaid?

By Edan Samson

April 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The question of how to deal with our country’s ever-expanding bureaucracy has been a part of the national dialogue for some time. It has been amplified in recent years by the emergence of the Tea Party movement, along wit...