Grant Ferowich
Grant Ferowich
Aug. 30, 2013

The Argument to Increase Minimum Wage You Haven't Heard

Economists don't understand the labor market as well as they think. Studies show higher minimum wage leads to an increase in employment, not a decrease. Its time to rethink economics.

Aug. 28, 2013

U.S. Bombing Syria: A Decision That Defies Logic

Military action with Syria is the worst idea we've had since Iraq.
July 21, 2013

Why I Majored in Philosophy Despite Everyone Telling Me Not to

God is dead, but that doesn't mean the humanities will fave to follow suit. I study philosophy not to become a marketable job-candidate, but to become a more whole human being.
June 28, 2013

Ben Bernanke Retirement: Who Will Be the Next Fed Chairman? Everybody Knows, and Nobody Cares

The Federal Reserve is set to get a new chair in early 2014. The most likely candidate probably wouldn't rock the boat too much — which is a shame, because the economy could use a jolt.
June 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Completing a Bill Before Summer Recess Is Critical

Completing an immigration bill would inject some certainty into the economy and fulfill promises both parties made during the election season. So what's taking so long?
June 5, 2013

Fischer v. University of Texas At Austin: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the Major SCOTUS Decision

Fischer v. University of Texas will decide whether affirmative action is constitutional ... and soon. Here's what you need to know.

May 31, 2013

Solar Power: Cost and Reliability Make It the Perfect Energy Source

Solar energy is a way for us to continue our modern lifestyle without decimating the world for our kids. It's a smart energy policy and economically viable, too.
May 30, 2013

BRAIN Initiative: Obama's Initiative Launches the U.S. Into 21st Century Neuroscience

President Obama's BRAIN initiative is precisely the approach needed to groom America for an increasingly globalized economy.
April 26, 2013

Brown-Vitter Bill: Time to Break Up the 6 Megabanks and Restore Some Market Sanity

Six banks control almost the entirety of the U.S. financial system. It's high time we broke them up and made the financial markets fair again.
April 12, 2013

Austerity is the Biggest Hoax Since the Mayans Predicted the World Would End

Austerity hasn't worked in Europe. So why does Obama suddenly want to bring it here?
April 7, 2013

A New Economy is Taking Shape, and It's Even Worse Than Before

The number of jobs being added throughout the economic recovery is meager at best. Most jobs are low paid, and the future of the middle class doesn't appear bright.

April 3, 2013

Bitcoin Price Skyrockets — Why is Everyone Rushing to Invest?

Just 3 years ago, Bitcoins were hardly taken seriously. You could buy one for a nickel. If you still had those coins today, you could sell them for 2,940% more than before.
April 2, 2013

Tesla Motors Turns a Profit: The Economics Of Electric Cars

How nice does an electric car sound when you could have 10,000 barrels of crude oil running down your street?
April 2, 2013

Obama Budget: Now is Not the Time to Scale Back Spending

Despite frequent calls to tame unruly government spending, the reality Obama must stand for is what he knows is right: now is the time for government to spend and invest more than ever.
April 1, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Business and Labor Agree, Now It's Congress's Turn

The Senate may finally have compromise as AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce have announced a program to allow 185,000 new workers into the U.S. Does reform indicate a shift toward compromise?
March 29, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Why Does Mark Zuckerberg Care?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has created a pro-immigration PAC seeking to invest resources that will help Silicon Valley.

March 28, 2013

A Millennial Proposal to Reduce the Debt, That Both Democrats and Republicans Can Agree On

While both parties exchange rhetoric, virtually everyone can agree on cutting the deficit. But neither side likes to advertise what they'll cut. Here's one cut we all can agree on.
March 28, 2013

Senate Ends "Too Big to Fail," But Big Banks Aren't Going Away

The Senate passed an amendment cutting subsidies for "Too Big To Fail" banks. This doesn't, however, mean big banks are going away.
March 25, 2013

Cyprus Bailout: Understanding this Euro Zone Crisis, in a Nutshell

What's included in the bailout deal? Its a fiasco for Cyprus and the euro zone, but will it cause further global economic instability to the U.S.?
March 15, 2013

As Stock Market Surges, Middle Class Has Been Shredded to Pieces

Despite the general optimism steaming from the markets and unemployment news, it is the wealthiest Americans, not the common American person, who are benefiting.