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Letter to the Editor: Column wrong about Austrian economists

Walter Block

February 8, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Letters to Editor

Dear editor, In his Feb. 3 column, Ed Seyler states, "I shall prove that I am not an Austrian economist by analyzing empirical data to estimate the amount of this premium." No, no, no, Ed. Go to the back of the class. Or take another economics course. This is a hoary fallacy. Mainstream economists often cha...

Editorial: Contribute to Carnival for the community’s sake

Maroon Staff

February 8, 2012


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When Carnival season rolls around, it's easy to get lost in the commotion and forget the spirit at the core of the festivities. Carnival is a public event, and so it's common for us to take what we want from the celebration without giving anything back. It is important to remember, however, that Ca...

Column: Take the opportunity to combat inequality

Column: Take the opportunity to combat inequality

Morgan Whittler & Beth Cook

February 8, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a private Jesuit university, we tend to pride ourselves on Loyola's progressive reputation, and we have the statistics to back it up. We have a student body that is 60 percent women and 40 percent men, and women are equally, if not more, represented in the classroom. We don't have a problem saying th...

Column: Solving energy problem is long process

Column: Solving energy problem is long process

Bob Thomas

February 8, 2012


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When the president of the United States declared that he would not support the Keystone Pipeline, which will transport tar-sand oil from Canada to U.S. coastal refineries, many cheered that an environmental victory had been won. I believe an opportunity was squandered that will affect our nation's ...

Column: Feminism is a human rights issue

Column: Feminism  is a human rights issue

Kylee McIntyre

February 8, 2012


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I've noticed that gender equality has recently become a visible topic on campus. That isn't to say that gender equality hasn't been visible before events such as Take Back the Night. But the student club, Student Advocates for Gender Equality, has really taken gender issues to the next level, making th...

Column: Curfew will not reduce the juvenile crime rate

Column: Curfew will not reduce the juvenile crime rate

Christine Johnson In My Opinion

February 1, 2012


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Anyone who has been keeping up with New Orleans news has undoubtedly heard about the juvenile curfew currently in place in the French Quarter, requiring all youths under the age of 17 to be off the streets by 8 p.m. I originally supported this curfew because I, along with nearly all other New Orlean...

Editorial: Punishment does not fit crime for fraternities

Maroon Staff

February 1, 2012


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When Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Psi took underage rushees out drinking, both the current and prospective members knew they were in the wrong. They understood they were breaking the rules, and they knew there would be a hefty punishment if they were caught. Even so, Loyola's decision to punish ...

Column: C-Store’s prices may be worth it

Edward Seyler Op/Ed: Opinions of Ed

February 1, 2012


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No patron of the C-Store has failed to notice that it sells goods at higher prices than what one might find off campus. In case my previous column confused any of you, I shall prove that I am not an Austrian economist by analyzing empirical data to estimate the amount of this premium. Aside from endu...

Letter to the Editor: Activism is required for more issues

February 1, 2012


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Dear editor, In response to Eric Knoepfler's column, "Internet blackout affects all," I would like to comment further on the state of our civil liberties, censorship and the U.S. Government. For one day, the Internet seemingly stood together against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act ...

Column: Internet regulations challenge freedom

Column: Internet regulations challenge freedom

David Zemmels On the Record

February 1, 2012


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In China, the Communist government actively restricts access to information available over the Internet. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, you got a taste of a world where access to information online is restricted. Several Internet media giants including Wikipedia, Google, Twitter, eBay and others staged a 24-hour pr...

Editorial: Campaign to increase police patrol has flaws

January 25, 2012


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Across Tulane's campus, the "It's Not Enough" campaign is questioning why the Tulane University Police Department is not doing more to protect students off campus. The campaign calls for Tulane President Scott Cowen to address the safety concerns of students and has resulted in a petition demanding mo...

Letter to the Editor: Professors’ attendance rules are fair

January 25, 2012


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Dear editor, In Tad Walters' column, "Loyola resembles high school in several ways," I only found one point that I agreed with. This point is that the freshman visitation rights are stupid. In this aspect, I thoroughly agree with him. Freshmen should not have restricted visitation because there is ...

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