The New Republican Tax Proposal

By James Dail (CMC ’20) Congressional Republicans have talked about overhauling the tax code for years, and it is now going to be the next item on their agenda since their healthcare push is winding down. They have partnered with two senior Trump administration officials, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn and Treasury…

Women Behind the Wheel: Impending Saudi Arabian Economic Restructuring

Allie Carter (CMC ’19) Saudi Arabia, characterized by its conservative religious and national values, has made the monumental decision to grant women the right to drive. This deep-rooted policy has been representative of the systemic repression of women in Saudi Arabia. The decision to permit women to drive not only has major social implications but…

Evaluating the Success of Quantitative Easing

By James Dail (CMC ’20) The financial crisis of 2008 altered existing orthodoxy on monetary policy and changed the dynamic of the American economy. Monetary policy used to be fairly simple. If the economy was in a recession, then the Federal Reserve would lower interest rates. This would expand access to credit and provide the…

From Tinder to the Doctor’s Office: The Everyday Surveillance of Transgender Americans

By Hallel Yadin, Rutgers University-New Brunswick ‘19   While many Americans have accepted a degree of surveillance—the monitoring of citizens in their everyday lives, whether or not they warrant suspicion—in their daily lives, transgender citizens are subject to different degrees of surveillance than non-transgender Americans. This paper will explore four different ways trans people are…