Mohammed Burny

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  • Federal government has power to tackle oligarchy

    In a Tartan article published last week entitled “Cut federal power, eliminate oligarchy,” staffwriter Kyle Henson editorialized that the only way to remove oligarchic influence in American politics today is to shrink the federal government where these oligarchs exert their undue influence.

    Forum | April 28, 2014
  • Election of Modi is threat to India’s large democracy

    India, the world’s largest democracy, is at the polls right now.

    Forum | April 21, 2014
  • Now is the age of cities

    We are witnessing the rise of the cities, according to this week's Freakonomics podcast. Massive metropolises dot the globe. Supercities attract talent and ambition. Extraordinary power, fame, and wealth are the spoils of success in these urban arenas. The inhabitants of these cities are not so much American as they are New Yorkers, not so much British as they are Londoners, not so much French as ...

    Forum | April 14, 2014
  • Millennials will shake up political future

    The American millennial has arrived. Born after 1980 and active over the last 15 years, millennials have gone to college in record numbers and piled up more student loan debt than either of the last two generations of Americans. In the wake of 9/11, they fought in the longest war in American history against Afghanistan, as well as in another incomprehensible war in Iraq. In the wake of the Great R...

    Forum | March 31, 2014
  • Hardworking Americans should not live in poverty

    Giving America a raise is highly controversial these days. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Democrats wish to raise it to $10.10 by 2016. Republicans, true to recent form, are rejecting the proposal outright.

    Forum | February 24, 2014