Spring 2015 Economics Symposium

Northeastern University Economics Society Reflection by Lea Bourdages and Chris Wise Almost all income inequality discussions start the same, with staggering statistics that immediately bring about a sense that something is deeply wrong in this country. Stephan Nathanson’s presentation at the 2015 Northeastern University Economics Symposium began in this familiar way but quickly separated itself from the […]

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A Farewell to SEI

by Emily Turner  What felt like dawn, a loud breakfast bell rang out across the open farmland in New Market, Tennessee. I lept out of bed realizing I slept past my own alarm, a pathetic ringtone compared to the metal structure the cook just struck outside. It was the last day of the spring break field study […]

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Winter Without Warmth


How the homeless population suffers throughout severe weather conditions.by Morgan Adderley   Freezing temperatures. Snowstorm after snowstorm. Impossible transit systems. Mountains of snow. All of these phrases, and many more, can be used to describe the Boston winter of 2014–2015. It was simply brutal. And yet, as awful as this winter was for me, I could not […]

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The Opposite of Income Inequality


by Ruth Leifer As a social entrepreneurship student, I focus a large part of my studies on ways in which inequality can be reduced or absolved. So when Professor Stephen Nathanson began the Fourth Annual Boston Symposium on Economics by posing the question what is the opposite of income inequality, the answer seemed to be income […]

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Global Social Business Summit 2014, Mexico City


A reflection by Maria Castillo “Money makes you happy but helping others is SUPER happiness!” - Professor Muhammad Yunus, Global Social Business Summit 2014 I was born and raised in Guatemala, a small poverty-ridden country where opportunities for most are lacking or close to nonexistent. For as long as I can remember, I enjoyed feeling a part of […]

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Thank Goodness for Tim Cook:  Apple’s Chance for Real Greatness


Steve Jobs was an undeniable giant of industry, and a legendary figure in the tech sector. Many business analysts consider him the greatest CEO of his era, perhaps alongside Bill Gates. He built, rebuilt and led Apple in becoming the most valuable company on earth. His genius for design, innovation and management were extraordinary. He left the world far too young, having passed away in 2011 at the age of 56. Steve Jobs died one of the richest people on earth, with an estimated net worth of $10.2 billion.

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