Massachusetts Daily Collegian


The value of a pause

December 2, 2013

The case for immigration reform

By Makai McClintock

September 3, 2013

From an economic perspective, the battle over immigration reform is truly baffling, especially given the clear role that immigrants have played in growing and bolstering the United States economy. Forty percent of Fortune 500...

Olympic boycott not the best solution

By Jillian Correira

September 3, 2013

Russia’s newest “anti-gay” legislation, which bans spreading “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors,” was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on June 30. This anti-gay law is Russia’s most...

The healthcare tax exemption: Needless, wasteful and growing

By Stefan Herlitz

September 3, 2013

As has been trumpeted by some and bemoaned by others for years now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, mandates, beginning Jan. 1, 2014, that all Americans obtain health insurance or else...

Unpaid internships don’t help women get ahead

By Hannah Sparks

September 3, 2013

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, with the end of the summer comes the end of many an unpaid internship. Whether you view them as valuable opportunities to gain experience and contacts in your field or as inherently exploitative, unpaid...

UMass’ ‘Lonely Souls’

By Brandon Sides

September 3, 2013

This summer, I worked as a New Student Orientation Leader. Among other duties, the job required me to give presentations, distribute apples and watch each “Not Ready for Bedtime Players” skit about 12 times. Our director also...

Liberals: Take the votes you can get

By Zac Bears

September 3, 2013

The quagmire in Congress continues through another arduous summer and into a fall legislative session that would daunt even the most productive legislators. Since mid-May, when the U.S. government reached the $16.699 trillion debt ceiling, the Treasury Department has employed “extraor...

The fallacy of the public good

By Rane McDonough

September 3, 2013

It has become trendy for economists to admit that there are some things that the free market can produce better, but that this does not extend to the realm of “public goods.” This is something that will more than likely come...