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Child Labor and Slavery in the Chocolate/Cocoa Industry

Credits: Picture by Benjamin Lowi; retrieved from https://content.fortune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cho03_b.jpg?quality=80 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…

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…

The Asymmetrical Impact of COVID-19

The Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Economies, Low-Income Nations, and Marginalized Populations By Vaasav Gupta Introduction The Coronavirus, widely referred to as COVID-19, was first discovered in Wuhan, China. The spread of this disease was officially declared a pandemic by the WHO in March of 2020. Since its discovery, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over…