Niall McCarthy On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Occupations Growing the Fastest Since the Recession

  The U.S. had its most recent recession between December 2007 and June 2009. Even 10 years since it began, the country’s job market is still feeling its impact. Some states have recovered well from More...

Niall McCarthy On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Nearly 13 Million Syrians Are Displaced

As the west contemplates military action in response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, Russia has warned the US that air strikes risk starting a new war. That could lead to an even greater More...

Niall McCarthy On Friday, April 6th, 2018

Where Users’ Facebook Data May Have Been Compromised

  Facebook has disclosed that it believes that up to 87 million people may have had their data improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. That’s far more than previously believed More...

Niall McCarthy On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Putin Forever?

  As expected, Vladimir Putin triumphed in the Russian election on Sunday. The president‘s confidence was so high that he didn’t even bother campaigning before Russians went to the polls. Now, More...

Niall McCarthy On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

From Russia With Hate: How the World Views Vladimir Putin

  Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced in the House of Commons that Russia was “highly likely” to have been involved in the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and More...

Niall McCarthy On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The World’s Biggest Postwar Arms Importers

Nearly half of all U.S. arms exports over the past five years have gone to countries in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia, in particular, splurging on a host of sophisticated western weapon systems. With most stated More...

Niall McCarthy On Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Where People Are Most & Least Likely to Adhere to the Law

  Many factors influence how effectively a government is able to uphold the rule of law and some of them include access to courts, lack of corruption, effective policing and institutional competence. While More...

Niall McCarthy On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Is Airbnb Really Cheaper Than a Hotel Room?

A combination of factors including budget airlines and ride-sharing have made traveling more affordable than ever. Still, when it comes to finding a place to stay, hotel rooms tend to cost a small fortune. Nowadays, More...

Niall McCarthy On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Which Social Media Should Be Killed Off?

  At one point or another, something on social media can just drive you over the edge. Whether its a nasty message from some creep on Tinder or a questionable tweet from the president, many people have thought More...

Niall McCarthy On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Airbus Is Beating Boeing in the Race for New Orders

  Airbus outmuscled Boeing in aircraft orders last year. The European planemaker had 1,109 net orders for new airliners in 2017, beating Boeing‘s 912. It’s the fifth consecutive year Airbus has More...

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