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Stern Professor Advocates for the Breakup of Big Tech Companies

Stern Professor Advocates for the Breakup of Big Tech Companies

By Louise Choi, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, University News

Leonard Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway made predictions for the technology industry at the Digital Life Design global conference last month. He has previously correctly predicted Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, among other news.

Don’t Let Your Superiority Complex Decide What You Buy

Don’t Let Your Superiority Complex Decide What You Buy

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a day and age when people buy new gadgets for reasons other than their functions, it is important to reconsider your value system, and purchase wisely rather than impulsively.

Amazon’s Convenient Authoritarianism

Amazon’s Convenient Authoritarianism

By Theo Wayt, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This 21st-century form of centralized control is coming not from governments, but from private companies like Amazon, which aims in its mission statement to be “earth’s most consumer-centric company.”

The World According to Rachel: On the Real Deal

The World According to Rachel: On the Real Deal

By Rachel Ruecker, Senior Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Columns

Senior Editor Rachel Ruecker discusses how capitalism has grown from a free-market theory into a complicated and occasionally depressing paradox, but it's hard to see its complexities from inside the bubble.

Corporations Shouldn’t Have Opinions

Corporations Shouldn’t Have Opinions

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The attempts of corporate marketing teams to cash in on social issues underscores the core deceit of advertising. Obviously organisations like Audi are not uniformly committed to gender pay parity as they proudly proclaim in their cringe-worthy Super Bowl ad.

Trevor Hill Was Right to Question Capitalism

Trevor Hill Was Right to Question Capitalism

By Maya Nann, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Young people like Trevor Hill are aware that capitalism is no longer a desirable belief system to subscribe to. Meanwhile the powers at play are clinging onto outdated systems doomed for failure.

Letter to the editor: NYU students should support CUNY protests

Letter to the editor: NYU students should support CUNY protests

December 5, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, WSN asked me to explain why I participated in the March on the CUNY Machine. Alas, my response didn't make it into the following day's coverage. So, here it is in full: a case for why we are all cogs in the machine — or why the struggle at the City University of New York is relevant to students at NYU, and why more o...

Occupy Bank won’t work in capitalist system

Occupy Bank won’t work in capitalist system

October 30, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Occupy Money Cooperative, or the Occupy Bank, recently announced it would be releasing prepaid debit cards to compete with major financial institutions. The bank holds that reform in a system dominated by corporate interests is implausible, and contend that creating alternative democratic structures...

Pace professor re-examines post-Sandy response

Pace professor re-examines post-Sandy response

November 15, 2012


Filed under News

Two weeks ago, Tisch sophomore Francisco Sanchez had to evacuate his apartment on East 10th street. Even though Sanchez and other residents in New York City and the Tri-State Area have moved back into their abodes, many still have questions regarding how preparations leading up to Hurricane Sandy and...