Blockchain Hype Will Not Help The Government Curb Identity Theft

Blockchain Hype Will Not Help The Government Curb Identity Theft

WASHINGTON – To keep up with the record-breaking pace of cyber crime against Americans, Social Security numbers need to be replaced as the de facto required identification, but not by switching to complicated technologies like blockchain, cybersecurity experts say....

Mom and Pop Shops Thrive Amid Retail ‘Apocalypse’

Mom and Pop Shops Thrive Amid Retail ‘Apocalypse’

WASHINGTON -- A cozy, intimate bookstore in Washington, D.C., whose bestselling titles include the “Good Night Story for Rebel Girls” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” refuses to be intimidated by the brick-and-mortar Amazon bookstore that just opened nearby—the first to...

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Report: Student Loan Default Crisis May Be Worse Than Expected

A new report from the Brookings Institution says that the looming student loan default crisis may be worse than prior estimates. The author, as well as analysts from AEI and Cato, debated the regulatory role of the federal government in mitigating the potential crisis.

Tax on University Endowments Could Divert Tens of Millions from Students

Harvard, Princeton and Yale will be among the hardest hit by a new 1.4% tax on large university endowments contained in the major tax reform legislation passed by Congress last November. Experts warn the tax could cause tens of millions of dollars to be diverted from programs for students and research.

Breaking the Silence Through Art

Mexican artist and feminist Monica Mayer uses art as a tool for social change. Her latest exhibit, The Clothesline Project, encourages women to speak up about experiences of sexual harassment and domestic violence.

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