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Christian Ehrnrooth

Christian Ehrnrooth

Student at The University of Chicago
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  • “If it can be done in Norway, it can be done anywhere”, eliminating carbon emissions industry by industry is the path forward to a green planet. If this style of architecture is what is used in developing countries, then they will have the opportunity to skip the fossil fuel age that other industrialized countries had to go through.

  • I had a debate on this the other day. The Portugal Model is especially interesting predominantly because of its effect on the dramatic reduction in drug users since the 1990s. Illicit drugs are popular primarily for the reason that they are illegal - it’s fun to break the law. If this stigma suddenly disappeared, while current drug users would be negatively effected, potential users would have less of an incentive to try them. The criminalization of drug possession is a question of efficiency, rather

    I had a debate on this the other day. The Portugal Model is especially interesting predominantly because of its effect on the dramatic reduction in drug users since the 1990s. Illicit drugs are popular primarily for the reason that they are illegal - it’s fun to break the law. If this stigma suddenly disappeared, while current drug users would be negatively effected, potential users would have less of an incentive to try them. The criminalization of drug possession is a question of efficiency, rather than burn tax money on non-violent criminals, it would be better spent turning these users into more productive members of society. Everyone can be changed and everyone deserves a second chance. Incarceration ruins the life of a non-violent “criminal” and the lives of those around them, it’s time to put an end to the useless criminalization and protect the people.

  • Funding the betterment of global society and fixing the causations of mass migration is certainly more efficient and beneficial than the current plan. Migrants move because of poor conditions in their own countries. Unable to better themselves in terms of education and safety - they seek asylum in one of the few places that offer a reprieve from their current situation, the United States. With the funds taken from further border enforcement, the United States can have a hand in positive industrial

    Funding the betterment of global society and fixing the causations of mass migration is certainly more efficient and beneficial than the current plan. Migrants move because of poor conditions in their own countries. Unable to better themselves in terms of education and safety - they seek asylum in one of the few places that offer a reprieve from their current situation, the United States. With the funds taken from further border enforcement, the United States can have a hand in positive industrial growth that will both improve our economy and reduce the amount of migrants risking everything to come to the US. It’s a win-win situation!

  • The symbol of a footprint is an incredibly uniting image to highlight human rights. We leave our mark, our footprint, on the future no matter who we are or where we’ve come from. It’s important to remember this image as it is because when it comes down to the foundation of life, we are all just people and are the same inside and out.

  • It’s not that “Start-Ups aren’t cool anymore” so much as it’s a trend of younger workers realizing that perhaps the constant irregularity of an entrepreneurial life can’t support a person anymore.

  • An amazing interview by the Harvard Gazette with the chief economist of the IMF describing the world’s increasing trend to separate from globalization.

  • Why exactly? Electric personal transportation is still in its infancy and in order for consumers to adopt something that is both good for them and the environment in the future, subsidies need to exist. Electric cars are positive externalities that are underproduced - therefore they need to be subsidized. What is interesting about this is that begs the question of what our personal obligation to the environment is. The White House seems to think that climate change is fought (or doesn’t exist...

    Why exactly? Electric personal transportation is still in its infancy and in order for consumers to adopt something that is both good for them and the environment in the future, subsidies need to exist. Electric cars are positive externalities that are underproduced - therefore they need to be subsidized. What is interesting about this is that begs the question of what our personal obligation to the environment is. The White House seems to think that climate change is fought (or doesn’t exist...) on a national level. While reentering the Paris Accord is important, countries conform to its restrictions by subsidizing underdeveloped industries such as electric cars. This situation is a perfect example of stepping forward just to take a step back.

  • Is carbon the currency of the future? Recently California passed a law allowing up to 8% of emissions to be legal so long as an appropriate amount of funding is supplied to environmental projects, a tit for tat system for the environment. So far this has actually seen some positive impacts! However, since climate change is seen as a global issue, then a global system must be implemented. The idea is to allow credits for each country that are then bought and sold on the national level - those bought

    Is carbon the currency of the future? Recently California passed a law allowing up to 8% of emissions to be legal so long as an appropriate amount of funding is supplied to environmental projects, a tit for tat system for the environment. So far this has actually seen some positive impacts! However, since climate change is seen as a global issue, then a global system must be implemented. The idea is to allow credits for each country that are then bought and sold on the national level - those bought are then subject to the more domestic markets. This system is perfect for developing countries as they can sell off their passes and force themselves to develop with clean energy while generating funding for infrastructure and other governmental agencies.

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