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In 2013 China unveiled its ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Funded extensively by Chinese, the infrastructure runs through the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa connecting the vibrant East Asia economic circle at one end and developed European economic circle at the other. The project has two components: the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB),which would be established on the Eurasian land corridor from the pacific coast to the Baltic Sea, and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road (MSR). The SERB focuses on bringing together China, Russia and Europe, linking China with the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea through the central Asia and West Asia, and connecting China with Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Indian Ocean. The 21st century MSR in turn is designed to go from China's coast to Europe through the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean by one route, and from China's coast through the South China Sea to the South Pacif...

After having bombarded every citizen with phone calls, propaganda, and billboards exposing their hypocritic smiles and false promise mottos, the State of Mexico now has a new governor, Alfredo del Mazo and thus new future actions. Last Sunday, the State of Mexico held elections. With no surprise, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won for the 92nd time since 1925. Angered with this result, I decided to research about what is yet to come.

After reading about the “great promises” from the new governor to the State of Mexico, one in particular caught my eye: giving a bimestral pay (‘Pink Salary’) to Mexican housewives. This Pink Salary is a debit card which will give housewives 1,200 Mexican Pesos, approximately 65 US dollars, every two months.

At first, it sounded fair to me and probably to more than half of the Mexican population as well, but after a deeper analysis, I concluded that the Pink Salary was simply another tactic to gain votes. This “great financial help” is nothing m...

SUSAN WALSH VIA US NEWS 

When every President comes into office, they automatically have many standards to be measured by-- the previous Presidents. How does a Republican president hold up against Ronald Reagan? How does a Democrat do compared to FDR? And what about each president’s immediate predecessor? These days, it is rare to see two presidents of the same party get elected consecutively, so when Presidents come into office, they are always held against a predecessor who they most likely did not even agree with. President Donald Trump is no exception to this pattern. After coming under fire for attacking former President Barack Obama on his birth certificate, ISIS, Obamacare and unemployment, Mr. Trump finds himself constantly compared to the 44th President, and he has striven to come out on top in that comparison. However, our new President has attempted to make himself look better by taking the same numbers he discredited during the Obama administration and using them to boost hi...

November 20, 2016

VIA MARKET MAD HOUSE 

In present-day America, the minimum wage issue plagues politicians, economists, and students alike. However, despite its prevalence in today’s media, most people do not completely grasp the issue. To put it simply, minimum wage refers to the minimum hourly wage that an employer can pay his or her worker according to the law. The minimum wage varies in amount across the nation. Some states, such as Washington, have implemented a gradual increase to a 15-dollar minimum wage. On the opposite end of the spectrum, states such as Alabama and South Carolina have not implemented a minimum wage.

I believe that minimum wage should be increased from $7.25 to $10.10, due to increased worker productivity, consumer spending, and a negligible amount of resulting unemployment compared with the current state of affairs. In the free market, a worker’s wage is determined by where the supply curve and demand of labor curve intersect. However, this equilibrium is not necessarily the soc...

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