Tag: economy

People or the Economy?

BY: MOLLY HARNISH CONTRIBUTOR Do we quit this world-on-pause strategy out of fear that the economy will collapse, or do we keep going indefinitely until this thing dies down? In other words: Do we save the economy, or do we…

We Need to Flatten the Unemployment Curve Too

BY: STEVEN ZHOU STAFF WRITER Due to recent stay-at-home orders closing businesses and inducing mass layoffs, unemployment insurance filings in the U.S. is at an all-time high. In three weeks, 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits — and…

While Supporting Workers, Beware Unintended Consequences

BY: STEVEN ZHOU, STAFF WRITER In my field of organizational psychology, one of the hot topic areas of study is flex-work. More and more companies are embracing flexible work hours as the best way to attract and retain high-quality employees…

Andrew Yang Rallies at Mason

The Democratic primary candidate talks universal basic income, automation  BY JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Democratic primary candidate Andrew Yang held a rally at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Nov. 4. The two-hour rally featured speakers from Yang’s campaign…

Housing Crisis or Economic Boom?

The Fuller Institute and New Virginia Majority release contradictory reports BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For some, Amazon’s upcoming move to Northern Virginia is welcome and a decision that would greatly benefit both the region and the state as a…

Teach for America struggles to find recruits

This story was originally published in the Mar 2 print issue of Fourth Estate. The organization Teach For America has been struggling to recruit new teachers for the 2015 corps, and with a strengthening economy the number of Mason applications…