Banks should never be “too big to fail”

by Sheldon Bloom “Too big to fail” is now a common phrase you might hear in the modern world, especially when discussing fiscal politics. The phrase, which emerged in popularity during the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis, refers to financial institutions that have become so interconnected that their failure could be detrimental to the overall health of the economy.  These institutions, which range from insurance companies to investment banks, have been deemed too important to be allowed to fail by their respective governments.  Due to their perceived importance, authorities across the world…

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Utilitarianism has a false premise

by Alex T. Arnold One of the most influential moral philosophies alive today is utilitarianism. The basic idea is that moral decisions should be calculated based on what would bring the greatest amount of overall happiness (“utility”) to the highest number of people.  In this view, morality can be adjusted to fit whatever the situation calls for. For example, a classical Utilitarian will argue that it is morally justifiable to murder a person if the death of that person would bring more benefit to more people than that person being…

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Pretty Privilege: A Deeper Look in the Mirror 

by PJ Heath William Shakespeare, one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language, once wrote, “Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; A shining gloss that fadeth suddenly; A flower that dies when first it ‘gins to bud, A brittle glass that’s broken presently.” Many say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, that it is subjective, but years of history and research suggest otherwise.  The topic of pretty privilege has recently surfaced in conversation worldwide and is becoming recognized as a…

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My friend Stanley; Why I love this cup 

by Raeleigh Woodfin Today I am going to be so honest with you all. I did something that I told. myself I would never do. On the outside looking in, it is not that big of a deal. But to me, it makes the biggest difference. It sounds very silly and honestly is quite silly, but here is my truth. I bought a Stanley cup.  I know, silly. But let me tell you all how this cup has changed my life. The Stanley cup comes in various sizes and colors…

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You should plan to do your homework at the start of the week 

by Alex T. Arnold  A lot of the discussion about homework strategy involves many unnecessary steps. For example, some people work for about ten minutes and then take a break for twenty. Others will work about five minutes outside of class and then cram all of their assignments on the weekend. I’ve known a surprisingly large number of people who will spend more time planning out how to do their homework than actually doing it. I don’t need to explain why a bad studying strategy will cause harm. Everyone has…

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