Wealth Inequality

Wealth inequality in the United States, also known as the “wealth gap”, refers to the unequal distribution of assets among residents of the United States. Wealth includes the values of homes, automobiles, personal valuables, businesses, savings, and investments. The United States, has been known as a really developed country in the world. However, it is also…

What’s the big fracking deal?

Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known simply as ‘fracking,’ is the process of drilling into the ground and extracting natural gases to be used for energy.  This is achieved after drilling deep into the earth, allowing for different chemicals combined with water and sand, to be injected into the hole to create cracks deep in the…

Internet Regulation? Anyone? Anyone?

The internet is a vast open source of information that has boomed in the 21st century. The problem with the internet is regulation, how do we regulate the intangible information that gets passed around the internet if we should regulate it at all? Not only is regulation become a current issue, but it leads to…

Human Trafficking and the Sex Industry

The issues of prostitution and sex trafficking manifest in a variety of different ways, depending upon a number of factors in a particular area. This blog explores the issues of the sex industry and the unique challenges faced by different countries trying to regulate, legislate, and eradicate the various elements within the world of human…

The Rights and Wrongs of Biological Science: Genetic Engineering

Ever since the discovery of DNA, science developed and has made it possible to alter genes. Now in the 21st century, scientists are capable of cloning, and combining genes of different species. Now the world has to debate over whether or not we should even use these capabilities. The use of altering genes has been…

The Consequences of College: Costing an Arm and a Vial of Sperm?

It’s no secret that the cost of college tuition is going up. The headlines have been screaming “Tuition Hike” for years, and many students who entered college four years ago are graduating this year having spent much more on their education than they expected to in the beginning, or what they can expect to pay…

Varying Viewpoints on The Use Of Drone Technology

This project focuses on the modern uses of drone technology on the global stage. Currently, organizations all over the world are interested in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). We found that a large number of UAV’s are produced in the United States, but there are over 21 countries that manufacture and distribute them….

No News is Good News: An Investigation of Media Consolidation

Who are you getting your news from and how do you know if it’s true? Well in this day and age it is likely that most of your news is coming from an asset of one of six major media corporations. That is because News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS and Comcast own 90%…

A Generation of Interdweebs

The Consequences of Internet Dependency How is technology changing the world? While there a million possible answers, we focused on four narratives that tell the stories of some of the most controversial and troubling aspects of the internet. Nearly a third of the entire population have  become internet users in some shape or form. This global network is…

Is it Your Right to Die?

Euthanasia is the right to die. It is a medical practice used to end the life of those in pain and tired of suffering. There are people who feel that their life is not worth living due to excruciating pain and would prefer to let go of their life with the assistance of a medical…

Reproductive Health: How much birth control is too much?

Our project on reproductive health focuses on contraception around the world and the different viewpoints surrounding it. There are a lot of arguments surrounding contraception being made available to the public. Some say that it costs too much to provide contraception to the general public or that using contraception is morally objectionable, still others have…

If You Had The Power to Change Your Fate, Would You?

There are a number of test one can take to determine the outcome of many things such as possible genes that might mess with your baby to hidden genetic anomalies in your own genes. Although there is much debate around the moral use (both religious and personal) of these test as well as if we…

DRUGS: America’s Most Wanted?

The war on drugs is a topic that finds itself in the news on a daily basis. There is much discussion around cause and effects of the war on drugs as well as  how to begin reducing both he causes and effects. In an examination of the war on drugs there are many ideas about…

UAV Military Benefits

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/Guest/Downloads/Narrative%20(1).docx Unmanned aircraft technology became popular among  America’s resources during the 21st century. There were a variety of organizations developing drones like General Atomics, Northrop Grumman, and Lockhead Martin. Most drones were manufactured in the United States until America made agreement with Pakistan’s government which allowed the U.S to use predator drones in pakistan. When…

College: Divestment, Debt, Dice and Drugs by Makayla Miller

Placed in a society where the minimum everyday expectation is a college education, it should be no surprise that today’s students are turning to a variety of unorthodox methods to finance this increasingly important and expensive social requirement. With an ever-growing global population and less job availability, there is intense competition and a high demand…

Annotated Works Cited: The Rights and Wrongs of Biological Science: Genetic Engineering

Religious Views on Genetic Engineering: Blair, Leonardo. “Now a Reality, Should Genetically Modified Babies Be Prohibited?“Christian Post. N.p., 23 Mar. 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2014. The Christian Post speaks about their view on genetically engineering children. Other articles written by The Christian post include more religious opinions on the matter of genetic engineering. Although most…

Big Media and the Economy

Shane Schiff Media consolidation is a term used to describe the process of fewer media corporations owning more and more of the media. Freepress.net, and other independent media sources oppose the ever-growing media monopoly. They feel that mass media is responsible for our media’s stagnation and for eliminating the voice the smaller companies. These large…

Birth Control and Abortions Should be Available to All Women

Although in this day and age having children is not seen as a necessity, it still remains part of the human condition to procreate. Early in the history of man there was no fear of overpopulation of the planet children were needed to help the rest of the community. However, as our world has aged…

Annotated Works Cited: Human Trafficking and the Sex Industry

Bradford, Sue. “Volume: 609; Page: 6591.” New Zealand Parliament. Proc. of Hansard Debates. New Zealand Parliament, 25 June 2003. Web. 24 Jan. 2014. <http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/debates/debates/speeches/47HansS_20030625_00001373/bradford-sue-prostitution-reform-bill-—-procedure-third&gt; This is a transcript of the speech Sue Bradford of the New Zealand Green Party made at the Hansard Debates in support of the Prostitution Reform Act. There’s a lot of…

It Is Immoral to Allow Birth Control and Abortions

Contraception is a complicated, and recently controversial topic. The debate ranges from issues on topics like birth control, to abortion, and human rights. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is at the frontline of the healthcare debate because it changes many areas of healthcare that people fundamentally believe in. this may be whether the cost of…

Decriminalizing Possession of Drugs

Zania Frazier Anti – Narcotics America is one of the main countries that people look at as a golden ticket. People come here for better education, higher job opportunities, and, most importantly, freedom. America is all of this and more. But in humanity people in America don’t understand that everything isn’t what it seems to…