In this episode of Since '02, we analyze the adverse social implications of housing instability on America's students. A lack of stable housing poses a significant threat against a student's academic potential and intellectual advancement. The American government needs to increase subsidization of housing for the poor if we want America to be a meritocratic nation.
In this episode of Since '02, we discuss the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. We examine arguments both for and against U.S. accession to UNCLOS. Some believe it is an ideal treaty for economic interests and counterterrorism measures. Others believe it sets a precedent for a bad revenue sharing framework for the future.
In this episode of Since '02, we talk about the unjust, rapacious practices of pharmaceutical companies in America. Millions of Americans rely on prescription drugs like insulin for their survival, however, price gouging obliterates prescription drug affordability and harms the lives of innocent people.
In this episode of Since '02, we deeply analyze the healthcare system in America. Unlike virtually every other industrialized country in the world, the United States is the only country without a universal healthcare system. Here, we make clear that healthcare is a human right, not a privilege.
In this episode of Since '02, we talk about how America's long history of racist practices have contributed to the suppression of African American freedom and potential. Recognizing the bitter racism that is entwined in the fabric of American society is a necessary part of advocating for positive change.
In this episode of Since '02, we discuss the history of slavery in America, the varying beliefs people held regarding this oppressive and dehumanizing institution, and the intense divide it caused between the American North and South.
In this episode of Since '02, we discuss the idea of equality through a gender lens. Thanks to an interview, this episode includes the perspective of Dr. Yasmin Poonawala, who lives in England. She is an anesthesiologist who knows what it feels like to face career limitations due to gender inequality.
In this episode of Since '02, the analysis of how gender plays a role in today's society continues. This episodes features the interview of another special guest, Parul Batra, who lives in Sydney, Australia. She gives insight into the role of women at home and in the workplace. This episode emphasizes the importance of resisting conformity to traditional gender roles.
In this episode of Since '02, we talk about the effects of climate change on impoverished people around the world. Climate change is linked to issues of race, poverty, human rights, and capitalism. We confront how human greed and carelessness has contributed to the environmental problems that ravage the lives of the world's most vulnerable.
In this episode of Since '02, we discuss climate change through the lens of human displacement. Then, we sit down with a special guest on the show, who offers an interesting method to raise awareness about the threat of climate change.
In this episode of Since '02, we aim to deconstruct the assumptions about nuclear energy, explain why nuclear energy is not ideal, and why it should never be subsidized by the U.S. government. While it is essential to find new forms of clean or renewable energy to use in place of the burning of fossil fuels, we explain why nuclear energy is not the solution.
In this episode of Since '02, we analyze the importance of social welfare programs in America. Today, food stamps and government subsidized housing have become essential for the survival of over 45 million people. The correlation between government sanctioned aid and lowered poverty rates proves one thing: welfare works.
In this episode of Since '02, we examine the social and political implications of America's arms sales with Saudi Arabia. Although the United States Congress voted to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia in 2018, this episode gives insight into the arguments for and against the recent history of arms sales.
In this episode of Since '02, we talk about the economic implications of the virus. We discuss long-term unemployment and its impacts, the increased support for a $15 minimum wage across the United States due to campaigns for higher pay, Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, and the role of vaccination programs in generating economic growth around the world.