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The Surprisingly Selfish Parents Behind the Unsurprising College Admissions Scandal

When news broke that thirty-three wealthy and influential parents were busted for bribing their children’s way into some of the most elite American universities, the media instantly fixated on the story. The scandal had all the elements of great clickbait: it brought together discussions of Hollywood families, privilege in contemporary America, education reform, and influencer… Read more »

Islam with an Austrian Character

Is an authentic, local Islam to be brought about via legislation, or should it come organically from within communities? In the resort town of Lech, Austria there is only one story late in the ski season. Beneath the warm spring sun, torrents of beer flow from the taps, and the après-ski crowd share the day’s… Read more »

Your iPhone, China’s Ecological Disaster, and the Pitfalls of Free Trade

To the average American iPhone owner, the components and inner workings of the smartphone are somewhat of an enigma. To the poor farmers of Baotou, a city in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, they are less so. Though the grand majority of Baotou farmers barely earn enough to feed and clothe their families, much… Read more »