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- Congratulations to PBPL Major Anthony Davis ’20, Fulbright ETA Recipient for Malaysia May 16, 2020
- Student Scholarship on 1918 Influenza Featured By Trinity May 9, 2020
- Enjoy Your Civil Liberties While You Kill My Father May 3, 2020
- Americans to Prepare to Sacrifice their Liberty Rights to Maintain their Rights to Life April 26, 2020
- Seven Questions with Ben Lovejoy ’16 April 25, 2020
- PBPL Alumna Writes on Importance of National Service During Covid-19 Crisis April 20, 2020
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Paige-Marie Greene (’13) This article is the first installment of a point-counterpoint on the Hispanic vote in 2012. Check back with us soon to see its companion piece. Traditionally, conservatives have had little problem attracting Hispanic voters, who tend to … Continue reading
The recent instability in Greece caused concern in economies worldwide, including here in the United States. In order to fully understand the dynamics of this relationship, one must first look at the problem as a whole and the means by which Greek officials sought to solve it. Austerity measures, including mild wage cuts, were put in place, but proved insufficient. After putting all of this into perspective, one can start to see the broader implications in regards to the American economy.
The Greek economic problem has several root causes. One of these is heavy government spending due to raised government wages and social programs, such as pensions and health care. Tax evasion by Greek citizens amplified the problem; the Greek government loses nearly $30 billion every year, which is approximately 15% of the country’s GDP. These two factors drove Greece to exceed the 3% GDP deficit ceiling established by the European bank, to a rate of 15.4% GDP. This, in conjunction with the fact that tourism, Greece’s biggest industry which accounts for 15% of GDP, was adversely affected by the decline in the world economy, leading to a loss of confidence in the Greece’s ability to meet its debt obligations. Continue reading
Christina Seda (’09, third from left) is now a 1L at Yale, and wanted to share this great moment with the PubPol majors back home at Trinity! Her small section traveled to DC to observe a Supreme Court oral argument, … Continue reading
Suzy Wang (’13) For Professor Bangser, teaching at Trinity College was a lucky coincidence. After serving as general counsel for nine years at a large nonprofit organization created by the Ford Foundation and later as President of the Hartford Foundation … Continue reading
We are proud to announce that Herman Brito (2012) was chosen this week as a semi-finalist for the National Football Foundation’s Scholar Athlete Award. The award is given to an athlete who shows passion and talent in football, has an … Continue reading