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For the UK and the EU, the sanctions are part of the mounting global pressure to resolve its human rights issues in the buildup to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, which are set to be held in Beijing.

Last week, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada imposed a coordinated joint set of sanctions against a number of Chinese officials involved in the human rights abuses of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province.

The sanctions were the first time in 32 years that the EU or the UK have imposed…


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The research finds there are neither robust positives nor clear negatives associated with legalization.

In February, the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, released an analysis of marijuana legalization and the subsequent ripple effects of the policy. This analysis updated a related study from 2018 with additional statistics gathered from states across the country. In the two years since the original study was published, more data points have provided a fuller picture of legalizations’ impact.

In broad strokes, libertarianism is a political philosophy that advocates for individual freedoms and against government overreach. As such…


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“Today, a company is looking at the world as a market for talent, not a city. They are willing to use platforms like Upwork, among others, to find the right talent, for the right period of time, at the right price. That’s not an incremental shift; that’s an order of magnitude.”

Ride-share driving. Delivering food and groceries. Freelance graphic design. These jobs are integral parts of the gig economy throughout the world, but they might just be the beginning.

The gig economy makes up more than a third of the United States workforce, with…


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For Saudi Arabia to now invest in green hydrogen, considered by some to be the most viable alternative to oil, is a clear indication of how views of renewable energy are shifting.

As the global community confronts the worsening threat of climate change, countries are spending trillions to develop renewable energies. There is perhaps no greater indication that renewables are the future of the energy industry than the fact that Saudi Arabia, the world’s leading crude oil exporter, is investing US$5 billion in green hydrogen.

Saudi Arabia has become synonymous with crude oil production…


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Eventually, federal protections coming in the form of the CDC agency order gave renters extra room to breathe. Despite these protections, landlords were able to find loopholes in the language of the order and thousands were still evicted.

As increasing numbers of Americans found themselves laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many started to worry about how they’d manage to keep paying their rent. Eventually, the Trump administration announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed an agency order temporarily halting evictions.

These protections for renters ran from…


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In recent history, midterm elections have weakened the party of the president. If this political trend holds in 2022, Democrats could lose control of either the House or the Senate, or both.

Though November 8, 2022 is still a year and a half away, attention in the United States has already turned to the 2022 midterm elections and how they will affect the balance of power in Washington, DC.

Some politicians have preemptively announced they will not be running in 2022, while outside hopefuls are looking to gain name recognition as they prepare to…


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In order to combat the negative effects of tax evasion, the Biden administration has made promises to enact policies that would counteract some of the measures the Trump administration took when implementing tax reforms that benefited the wealthy.

Tax avoidance and evasion have become a growing concern for economists and researchers. …


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With the adoption of blockchain technology, projects in the US are trying to add accountability to the garbage collection process that will allow waste managers to scrutinize the process with more knowledge and insight.

It’s not easy to say where trash goes after it leaves the curb outside your house.

Most waste products aren’t recycled, instead, they all too often end up in landfills. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018, approximately 146.1 million tons of municipal solid waste were landfilled. …


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Biden and his team have held multiple bipartisan meetings over the last few weeks in order to push forward legislation they believe is necessary to improve the country’s infrastructure and compete economically with countries like China.

On Monday, March 22, the Biden administration announced plans for a $3 trillion spending package focused on a range of issues dedicated to boosting well-paying jobs, updating crumbling infrastructure, and increasing wealth and racial equity.

Biden and his team have held multiple bipartisan meetings over the last few weeks in order to push forward legislation they believe is…


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Building a social media platform from the ground up and seeking to challenge the existing giants won’t be easy.

On March 21, Fox News reported that former President Donald Trump would be “returning to social media in two or three months.” Instead of petitioning Twitter or Facebook to reopen his accounts, though, Trump’s spokesperson, Jason Miller, explained that Trump would be building his own platform that would “completely redefine the game.”

Trump is known for his ability to self-market and has arguably built his empire on his ability to do so.

The announcement…

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