Columbia Becomes The First US University to Divest Private Prison Companies

Columbia Becomes The First US University to Divest Private Prison Companies Student protests stopped Columbia University from taking money from companies that run private prisons, which manages a $9.2 billion endowment, citing the “larger, ongoing discussion of the issue of mass incarceration that concerns citizens from across the ideological spectrum.” Columbia’s advisory committee said, “An…

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The Most Clever Idea We All Can Do to Reduce Income Inequality

The Most Clever Idea We All Can Do to Reduce Income Inequality In today's society one doesn't have to look far to see income inequality -- or any inequality for that matter. Recently President Obama signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract employees. But is that really enough?…

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Best Apps to Securely Record the Police Encounters On Android And iOS

Best Apps to Securely Record the Police Encounters On Android And iOS What have we learned from the recent civil disturbances that took place in Ferguson, Baltimore and South Carolina? The lessons are numerous, but there is a common aspect that incited indignation and civil disobedience. The lesson can be summed up as follows: Bystanders…

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