On Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress the U.S. has reached its debt ceiling — the limit on how much money the government can borrow. Not only has raising this limit been at times a contentious political issue, it also raises larger issues related to the U.S. economy’s long-term health, says Kamran Dadkhah, associate professor of economics at Northeastern University.
Law professor Wendy Parmet represents legal immigrants who were cut from the state’s health coverage in Supreme Judicial Court case
In his new book, “Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age,” Greg Goodale, assistant professor of communication studies, critically analyzes how a wide range of actual sounds — from U.S. presidents’ audio recordings to cartoon soundtracks — have been used as persuasive devices, often providing greater meaning to interpretations of identity, culture and history.
Ongoing demonstrations against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal that would strip the state’s public employee unions of nearly all their collective bargaining power have rocked that state’s capitol. Northeastern economics professor Osborne Jackson, whose research focuses on labor economics and public finance, explores this politically charged issue.