Views Digest

November, 2015

  • 7 November

    Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Takes a Step Forward

    The Hyperloop has created extreme controversy with skeptics citing everything from the cost of land in California to the substantial g-forces that would impact passengers being accelerated from 0 to 700+ miles per hour in a short span of time.

  • 2 November

    New York’s Halal Food Carts Introduce New Food Culture

    The mushroom growth of halal carts have made their mark on New York City’s life and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. These carts are introducing Americans to cuisines of countries and regions which have traditionally been in the headlines for wrong reasons.

  • 1 November

    Forget Vegas, Nevada is Now About Reno and Lithium

    As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.

  • 1 November

    Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel in Puerto Rico

    Policymakers have the tools to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Puerto Rico just needs to be allowed to use them.

October, 2015

  • 28 October

    Is GDP Over?

    Economists from rich countries increasingly agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.

  • 26 October

    Indian Historiography Under Threat

    The religious categories created by colonialism have been abandoned even by the British scholars. But the Modi regime, guided and controlled by the RSS, is still sticking to them with unprecedented fervor.

  • 22 October

    Conservative Rule Ends in Canada

    The victory of Canada's Liberal Party was a mixed one for the country's left. But from pulling out of Syria to (maybe) legalizing marijuana, they're welcoming the change in governance.

  • 17 October

    Thoughts on Political Socialization

    Why political socialization is important to shaping and reshaping societies and how citizens find their morals and beliefs through it?

  • 13 October

    Pakistanization of Turkey

    It will be interesting tosee if the Syrian crisis affects Turkey the way the Afghan crisis impacted Pakistan.

  • 12 October

    ‘Kill the Beef-eaters!’

    India’s globe-trotting Prime Minister assures the world that India is the destination to invest in, the world’s most cultured country to work in. But will it allow foreign investors their prime pieces of steak when they crave for it in India? Or do Indians only butcher their own beef-eaters?