Month: June 2022

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Child Labor and Slavery in the Chocolate/Cocoa Industry

By Stephanie Bechara Chocolate, a product of the cocoa bean, remains one of the world’s most popular snacks. In 2020, 268.09 million Americans alone consumed chocolate and other candies (Wunsch, 2021). While chocolate may be a joy stimulant when consumed in moderation, the conditions faced by the people who grow cocoa may not be as…

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The Economic Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

By Vaasav Gupta Introduction ​On Thursday, February 14, Russia commenced a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine. The aggression was not unexpected, as in the weeks prior Russia had built up a significant military presence around the Ukrainian border. However, the invasion was still a significant moment for both nations as it marked an escalation of…