Monthly Archives: February 2017

China and Cuba Trade, Labor, and Migration

“Foot Soldiers of China’s Shopping Boom” (New York Times, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, p B1, online as For Couriers, China’s E-Commerce Boom Can Be a Tough Road, Jan. 31), looks at the low wages and long hours for Chinese delivering packages: … Continue reading

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Free Speech on College Campuses? [Jan-Feb. LD topic]

The NSDA Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic for 2017 Jan/Feb is: Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech. “Public” (government-owned) college and universities receive state and federal funding (most private universities also receive significant … Continue reading

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US/China Engaging in Nationalist Policies

Opposition to globalization has expanded and energized in the U.S. by both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns. “Globalization” sounds unappealing, like throwing goods and traditions from around the world in a blender and chopping them up. Consumers appreciate lower prices but worry about factories closing and … Continue reading

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