By Benjamin Shull.
There are few generations in American history more romanticized than our famous “Baby Boomers”. The flush of postwar security, prosperity, and optimism provided the perfect backdrop for the creation of one of the largest population bulges in our history. This sharp increase in fertility led to an unprecedentedly large working-age labor force, and this was a leading cause of the United States’ continued rise and economic development; it’s safe to say that many modern American innovations would not have been possible without our “boomers” and the environment that created them.…
If each of the permanent members checked their country’s ego at the door, a lot of progress could be made. Five of the most powerful countries in the world, along with ten others, should be able to use their combined power to make the world a better place.
South Sudan, with a poverty rate over 50 percent, cannot afford to go to war. War would prevent its government from taking in much needed revenue, revenue that it cannot afford to not receive. Without the oil, jobs will continue to fall and poverty will rise even further. If it wants to remain a stable and growing nation, South Sudan must work to obtain peace.
Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s first present, a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts, and scion of one of Africa’s most prominent and wealthy families, is the race’s definitive frontrunner.
This past November, the Chinese Communist Party held its 18th National Congress, marking the once-in-a-decade transfer of power to a new generation of leaders. In the most recent issue of Foreign Affairs, Shanghai-based political scientist, Eric X. Li, describes how contrary to popular belief, the turnover was “a smooth and well-orchestrated demonstration by a confidently rising superpower.”
FOX News’s brand of dishonest reporting reflects poorly on the GOP, meaning that as the Republican Party moves forward, it will be forced to ask itself whether the time has come to dissociate from the FOX News propaganda machine.
It is time for us to face the facts: Immigrants are economic commodities. The United States, as a capitalist nation, needs immigrant labor to keep the costs of production—and consequently, final goods and services produced and sold in this country—low.