The way we understand human trafficking is fundamentally flawed. It’s informed by the media we consume daily, from news broadcasts to blockbuster films. Our understanding of trafficking is a reflection of our culture: a culture that prioritizes women’s “purity” and white bodies. These narratives have led to the creation of bad policy. The people who … Continue reading Promoting T Visas: A New Approach for Helping Survivors of Human Trafficking
“They’re stealing our jobs” has been the rallying cry of the working class against immigration for decades now. Many displaced industrial workers feel as though illegal immigration has severely reduced their abilities to find jobs and provide for their families. These beliefs are supported by politicians who support and advocate for more stringent immigration policy, … Continue reading “THEY’RE NOT STEALING OUR JOBS”: The Working Class, Neoliberalism, and Immigration
Every once and a while an idea comes around that is both quite popular among Very Serious People and pretty dubious. One of the latest examples of this age-old phenomena is means testing. Programs are said to be means tested when they phase out at the point where the government believes beneficiaries would be able … Continue reading Against Means Testing
If you asked the students at my university to name their state representatives, many would be unable to do so. If you asked the students at my university to name one bill up for a vote in the next legislative session, most would be unable to do so. If you asked the students at my … Continue reading Majoritarian Democracy and the Paradox of Corruption
On June 17th, 2010, Sergey Ulasen was at a party when he received a call from one of his clients, an Iranian company. Ulasen worked at VirusBlocAda, a small computer security firm in Minsk, when he came across a curious report from an Iranian client. The clients’ computers were caught in a “reboot loop”, turning on and off repeatedly, and on-site technicians were unable to reassert control over them. In the following days, Sergey Ulasen remotely accessed the computer in order to examine the operating system. He located the worm, which was exploiting an unknown bug in the Windows operating system.