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The Proposed Billionaire Tax and Its Effect on Non-Billionaires

 

 

Austen Weinberg – Elon Musk, one of the wealthiest men in the world, has recently been involved in discussions regarding how billionaires should be taxed. On November 6, 2021, Musk posted a poll on Twitter, asking his followers whether they support his proposition to sell 10% of Tesla stock in order to address the issue […]

 

 

NFTs and fNFTs – Priceless Collectables, Digital Trinkets, or Regulatable Securities?

 

 

Sabrina Ortega – Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have been a major topic of conversation in the business sphere since their inception in the late 2000s. While debate rages over the financial and aesthetic value of NFTs, proponents, and skeptics can both agree that NFTs have gone from niche to mainstream over the last two years. […]

 

 

The Question That Has Businesses Scratching Their Heads: To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines or to Not Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines

 

 

Jaclyn Sanchez – On October 13, 2021, a federal district court in Texas halted United Airlines’ vaccination mandate, temporarily keeping unvaccinated employees who challenged the airline’s policy on payroll while litigation proceeds. Under the Texas-based company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate that was first announced in August 2021, unvaccinated employees would be placed on unpaid leave if they […]

 

 

Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate: What are the Potential Effects on American Businesses?

 

 

Lauren Gonzalez – The Covid-19 pandemic is officially the deadliest pandemic in American history. As a result, President Joe Biden recently unveiled the country’s first national Covid-19 vaccine mandate. On one hand, Biden’s executive order will likely boost American vaccination rates. On the other hand, the mandate will likely face backlash among businesses.  On September […]

 

 

Recent U.S. Hydrofluorocarbon Regulation Shows Climate Commitment Prior to COP26

 

 

Taylor F. Dias – On August 9, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth assessment report containing its latest findings on climate change. The United Nations created the IPCC to assess the underlying science of climate change. Although the report articulates that “there is no going back from some changes in the […]

 

 

When Accidents Lead to Federal Prosecution: The Unintentional Killings of Birds by Wind Turbines

 

 

Sarah D. Angress – With the increasing need for environmental sustainability, society has developed new technologies to better reduce humanity’s carbon footprint. Yet, these new advances in energy technology can have a negative impact on another aspect of the environment—wildlife. Since the 1990s, when the U.S. federal government implemented incentives to help reduce the cost of […]

 

 

Toxic Conservatorships: How the “Free Britney” Movement Has Catalyzed Reform in Conservatorship Laws

 

 

Gabriella Coffield – Many have probably heard the phrase “Free Britney” at least once over the past decade from the media. The phrase refers to the ongoing movement to grant Britney Spears autonomy from the conservatorship she has been under since 2008. Under the conservatorship, Britney’s father, James Spears, had been appointed Britney’s conservator and […]

 

 

 

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