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Articles by Matt Brundage (13)


Brundage ’15: Coming out of the marriage closet

April 2, 2013 5 comments

Marriage is far more than a “long, boring life in a double bed.”


Taking Sides: Should Brown be tougher on student consumption of drugs and alcohol?

March 8, 2013 8 comments

In order to be tougher on drugs and alcohol, Brown would have to be softer on safety.


Brundage ’15: Stop watching so many TED Talks

February 26, 2013 0 comments

It seems that we are incentivized to become novice-level conversationalists in all fields rather than experts in a happy few.


Brundage ’15: Brown’s bigger elitist problem

November 25, 2012 0 comments

Luckily for us, rules don’t matter much.  


Brundage ’15: Redefining success in college

October 23, 2012 0 comments

A businessperson hoping to create thousands of jobs back in his or her hometown has a less selfish success formula than a doctor travelling to developing countries looking for a pat on the back.


Brundage ’15: When I say ‘fiscal responsibility,’ you think what?

October 3, 2012 0 comments

Lately, every time I hear the phrase “fiscal responsibility” my stomach turns over, and I picture things like Ann Coulter, a balanced budget amendment and Paul Ryan’s smug grin. This previously apolitical phrase has become entirely associated with economic conservatism and the GOP in my brain, even though I am both a liberal and an enthusiastic supporter of fiscal responsibility.


Brundage ’15: Should the Bush-era tax cuts be repealed for the wealthiest Americans?

September 28, 2012 0 comments

Some sort of revenue increase is necessary, and it should come from the wealthiest – not necessarily because they owe the guilty liberal’s “fair share,” but because it is simply the most efficient way to increase revenue with a minimal blow to job creation and economic stability.


Brundage’s Rebuttal: Should the Bush-era tax cuts be repealed for the wealthiest Americans?

September 28, 2012 1 comment

Drechsler’s argument against taxes on the wealthy leaves out that the function of the taxes is not only to redistribute wealth but also to pay for public goods.


Brundage ’15: Holding the Brown Democrats accountable

April 17, 2012 0 comments

  If the party is going to continue to support current or even significantly lower levels of government spending, it still needs to be willing to ask for higher taxes. If not, it will truly be the party of deficit spending and will not have my vote.


Brundage ’15: Why aren’t there more engineers?

March 15, 2012 0 comments

Engineering students enter college blindly, and after being asked to take the majority of their classes in a relatively unfamiliar field, they might very well fail to find a concentration about which they are truly passionate.