This is the final paper I wrote for my political theory class that I took this fall at Columbia University. The paper explores the new Republican tax code and examines some of the theory that supports economic inequality and also that supports government action to reduce economic inequality. Authors cited include Herodotus, Aristotle, Joseph Schumpeter, Milton Friedman, and […]Read more "Political Theory 1 Final Essay: The Friedman Solution: Eliminating Political Inequality by Eliminating Politics"
It’s often difficult for a politician or a celebrity of any kind to write an autobiography without coming across as an egotist. Inevitably, the author must brag about the accomplishments that warrant such a book in the first place, leading to pages upon pages of barely masked effusive self-praise. This is boring. I already know […]Read more "Book Review: Promise Me, Dad–Joe Biden"
I recently wrote a profile for The Ivy Inspire about Brown University sophomore Michael Bardakji of Aleppo, Syria, which you can read here. I had a really incredible conversation with Michael about what it was like to grow up during the Syrian Civil War and about the process of moving to the United States and […]Read more "There and Back Again"
Hello all, I have spent the past two (or so) months acclimating to my new home at Columbia University. Thus, my blog has been quite inactive. Now that it’s midterm season, I thought it was the perfect time to revamp this site. I have some exciting new projects coming up in the next couple of […]Read more "CUCR blames Recent Bout of Hurricanes on Former US President Barack Obama"
US politics have become nothing short of depressing lately, which is why as of today, JuliaLikesPolitics will be making a change in the content it produces. While in the past I have focused my blog almost completely on American politics, today I am beginning a new series: JuliaLikesPolitics International, or JLP International for short so […]Read more "JLP INTERNATIONAL"
The world is laughing at us. Well, of course they are. They’ve earned that right because we’ve certainly laughed at them. Brexit? Tee-hee! Kim Jong Un? Looks like an overgrown fluffernutter–Hah! Canada? Eh? Is it even a real place? So fine. Let them laugh. The one thing we mustn’t do is join in with them. […]Read more "Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week"
The Hallway by Julia Schreder Originally published February 21st, 2017 in the Weston Forum. As a student, I have a particular vested interest in President Trump’s Secretary of Education — Betsy DeVos. Should I choose to attend one of the three federally funded public universities that I have been accepted to next fall, my education […]Read more "Follow the Money"