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Articles by Andrew Reed (11)

Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

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Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Late last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Georgetown University outlining Facebook’s policy on political advertisements. In it, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would continue publishing political ads, even those that include misleading or demonstrably false claims.

Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

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Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

October 24, 2019 0 comments

“He thought of the telescreen with its never-sleeping ear. They could spy upon you night and day.”

Reed ’21: Amazon and ICE, an exercise in guilt by association

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Reed ’21: Amazon and ICE, an exercise in guilt by association

October 11, 2019 4 comments

Late last month during a job fair organized by the University’s CareerLAB, students representing the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition staged a protest of four companies, including Amazon, for contracting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Reed ’21: The excessive authority of regulatory agencies

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Reed ’21: The excessive authority of regulatory agencies

September 17, 2019 0 comments

Last week, after a number of high-profile stories of teens hospitalized with lung illnesses related to vaping, President Trump announced his intention to direct the Food and Drug Administration to ban most flavored e-cigarettes.

Reed ’21: The Hidden Dangers of Nuclear Energy

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Reed ’21: The Hidden Dangers of Nuclear Energy

September 6, 2019 2 comments

In civilization’s fervent search for alternatives to fossil fuels, nuclear energy has been the most promising. It produces more energy more efficiently — and with less carbon emissions — than solar, hydro and wind power. For many, nuclear power long seemed like the answer to the world’s energy concerns.

Reed ’21: Mueller, Trump, presidential authority

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Reed ’21: Mueller, Trump, presidential authority

April 25, 2019 2 comments

Last week, when the Department of Justice released the partially redacted Mueller Report, liberals and conservatives alike rushed to claim vindication. The report was something of a Rorschach test of confirmation bias.

Reed ’21: Meritocracy in the American job market

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Reed ’21: Meritocracy in the American job market

April 14, 2019 1 comment

Most Americans believe in meritocracy. Polls show Americans, more than most people in other countries, say intelligence and hard work, rather than birth and background, are what really count if you want to get ahead. Perhaps they’re right.

Reed ’21: The Virtue of Failure

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Reed ’21: The Virtue of Failure

March 21, 2019 0 comments

Imagine not being allowed to fail. Imagine growing up, seeing failure on the horizon, only to have your parents swoop in and save you. You never learn from your mistakes, because you rarely make any of consequence.

Reed ’21: Defending the Granoff dinners

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Reed ’21: Defending the Granoff dinners

March 7, 2019 1 comment

Recently, the Providence Journal published an expose detailing dinners hosted by one of Brown’s top donors, Martin Granoff P’93. The article, titled “VIP dinners offer peek at culture of privilege at Brown University,”  described these semi-yearly, invitation-only dinners…

Reed ’21: Meal plan pricing limits students’ options

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Reed ’21: Meal plan pricing limits students’ options

February 21, 2019 0 comments

Like most students, I put up with meal plan during my first year on campus. Mostly because I didn’t have a choice — all first-years are required to purchase a meal plan. Paying $6 for 12 ounces of soup violated every lesson my parents taught me on the virtues of frugality.