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Policy & Economics Politics Society

Lest we forget the horrors

I love data visualizations. I was playhing around in R and wanted to create a streamgraph but didn’t really have any data that would lend itself to that type of visualization. Then I came across an article at McSweeney’s and decided to use that. Typically I try to stay away from political topics here, but […]

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Policy & Economics Politics Opinion

Envisioning a COVID-19 Recovery

Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic might seem far off, but be we have to start thinking about it now. The pandemic has upended every facet of life for people around the world and in the US. The US government passed a $2.2 trillion CARES Act to help individuals and businesses weather the immediate impacts of […]

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Business Organizations Globalization

Does the Pandemic Mean the End of Globalization?

Despite the recent headwinds against globalization, the evidence seems more likely to point to increase global cooperation in the years ahead. Global cooperation among nations and continued business investment are the more likely outcome of the current tensions.

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Communication Society Opinion

Social Media and Communication

While social media is just a platform, it is a platform that hinders communication. Social media lacks the cues and feedback that help make in-person communication robust and interesting. Certainly there is a place for social media, and it is our responsibility as readers to critically consider the information we are reading.