Author Archives: Jace White

The Importance of Masonomics

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Mason has a unique position in the world of economics. “Masonomics” is a well-defined school of thought that believes in free markets and free people. Its emphasis on market-oriented solutions means that the policies it promotes…

Who Will Win the Streaming War? (Hint: You Will)

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Apple recently announced Apple TV+, a movie and tv streaming service that will compete with Netflix, Amazon and others. The company reportedly spent nearly $2 billion creating new content featuring big-name actors and directors to attract…

Student Government Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight

JACE WHITE, MASTER OF THE BUCKHOUNDS Anyone who pays attention to Mason’s Student Government will know that the organization has had quite an embarrassing year. Though some members have tried to keep the body focused on its original mission, too…

How To Grade the Trade Deal

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER As he attempts to finalize his trade deal with China, President Trump is in the unique negotiating position of having political support for extreme, punishing tariffs. The tariffs he’s implemented so far have cost the country…

Why We Want Pollution

BY JACE WHITE Everyone knows that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, but can we ever have too little of a bad thing? If gluttony can get the better of us as we consume more and more…

National Emergencies Should Be Emergencies

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER President Trump has said that if Congress does not provide enough funding for a border wall, he will declare a national emergency. He claims that illegal immigration and drug trafficking pose an immediate threat to Americans’…

Do We Still Need the Postal Service

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER The Trump administration recently proposed allowing private companies to pay the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the privilege of putting packages into mailboxes, a practice which has long been illegal. The proposal is a way…

Are Machines Taking Our Jobs?

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER If you’ve seen the food delivery robots that stumble across our campus after marveling at how they work and being sure to put them on your snapchat story, you may have wondered if this is…

“Paying Amazon is a Bad Idea”

BY JACE WHITE The news that Amazon will be bringing half of its new headquarters to Northern Virginia was met with enthusiasm by those who stand to gain from the company’s move. From the standpoint of the economy as a whole,…

Trump’s Midterm Victory

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER In his press conference the morning after the midterm elections, President Trump expressed his satisfaction with the results. It is common for a president’s party to lose many seats in both houses of Congress after…