Post Tagged with: "economics"

VIEWPOINT: Cut Repetitive Tax Rhetoric

As the administration of President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress embark on their campaign for tax reform, which the president has touted as one of his top priorities, their rhetoric sounds eerily familiar. “The goal is a plan that reduces tax rates as much as possible,” said[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Economics 101 Proved Right, Thanks to Uber

Economics 101 Proved Right, Thanks to Uber

If you walk by Uncommon Grounds between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., chances are you will overhear a Georgetown undergrad and a company recruiter talking about thought leadership, company culture, work-life balance or gamification. That last one means the application of game-design thinking to non-game contexts to[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
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Economics, A Love-Hate Relationship

Thomas Carlyle first coined the phrase “dismal science” back in the 19th century to describe the field of economics. In a modern setting, the term aptly fits the majority of students’ relationship with the subject. Walk through Lau 2 in in the middle of the semester and you will see[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY KEVIN FLEISHMAN
Founders of Outcome Tutoring, Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18) and Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) work to develop their business. The company currently has 29 tutors and has tutored approximately 120 students in the past three weeks alone.

Students Launch Campus Tutoring Company

Georgetown students Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18) started an undergraduate tutoring company, Outcome Tutoring; this semester to connect qualified tutors on campus to students in need of academic help. Launched in early February, the company offers tutoring sessions for 35 dollars per hour and pays tutors[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top

The Precarious Proposals of Bernie Sanders

Our generation loves Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). In most polls, Senator Sanders wins close to 85 percent of democratic voters aged 18 to 29, and around 60 percent of those aged 33 to 44. Sanders has drawn, with striking regularity, crowds of over 100,000 people. I personally felt the energy[Read More…]

When it Comes to Hookups, It Is All a Game

When it Comes to Hookups, It Is All a Game

As I graduate this semester with a degree in economics, I’m still having trouble figuring out what exactly I’ve learned in those countless lectures filled with supply-and-demand graphs and equations. By no stretch can I call myself an economist — yet, as I reflect on my coursework at Georgetown, I[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
HOCHBERG: Legalize The Use Of Drugs

HOCHBERG: Legalize The Use Of Drugs

The competitive college debate world loves debating whether or not the United States should legalize all drugs. As radical as this concept sounds, it is a favorite among debate teams because not only is it possible to effectively argue for the legalization of all drugs, but it might even be[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top
KHAN: Consider Dangers of Divestment

KHAN: Consider Dangers of Divestment

Georgetown’s board of directors decided to end the university’s direct investment of endowment monies in coal this summer. Over the past few months, Georgetown University Fossil Free has committed itself to divesting the rest of our endowment from fossil fuels. Employing charged rhetoric and exaggerated cautionary tales, it claims in[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 7 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Costly Curves

As midterm grades roll in and students commence the push toward final examinations, it is not uncommon to see students from the different schools within Georgetown University engage in lively debates about grading curves. Several academic departments — from the government to economics departments in the College, as well as[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HOCHBERG: Candidate Policies, Analyzed

HOCHBERG: Candidate Policies, Analyzed

Sorting through and evaluating the 2016 presidential candidates’ overlapping array of qualities can feel almost comically daunting. However, American voters can simplify the process by focusing on the candidates’ self-professed goals rather than rhetoric. For simplicity’s sake, take a look at the economic policies and experience of the five Democratic[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top