Heinz Voices

A mix of opinion, politics, and policy, Heinz Voices is where you can find columnists talking about the issues of the day as only a Heinz student can. Smart, thoughtful commentary, interesting policy ideas, and perhaps a soupçon of the quantitative chops that Heinz College loves.

Progress through Policy: Technology in Kenya

Progress through Policy: Technology in Kenya

– By Nathan Jayappa Located deep in the rolling hills of the Kenyan Rift valley lies a picturesque county named Kericho. Lush with seemingly endless tea plantations, this county is the reason Kenya exports more tea than any other country in the world. For generations, farmers have grown tealeaves...

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A Waiting Game: Prioritizing Child Care in the U.S.

A Waiting Game: Prioritizing Child Care in the U.S.

– By Whitney Coble American families place a high priority on child care. In fact, 68% of Americans believe that the government or private sector should assist working parents by offering additional funding for child care. Currently, more than 15.3 million children under age six in the United...

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The Lawless Web

The Lawless Web

– By Taylor Horn The American news cycle has been flooded with issues of cyber and telecommunications spying for months—something I’ve already commented on here. Much of the public debate and outrage has held it impossible to comprehend how our intelligence agencies stepped so far over what...

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Who is above the Whistleblower?

Who is above the Whistleblower?

By: Taylor Horn “…But over time that awareness of wrongdoing sort of builds up and you feel compelled to talk about. And the more you talk about the more you’re ignored…” On June 6th of this year, two men sat in a hotel room in Hong Kong, and Edward Snowden offered this explanation for...

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A Win-Win: The Prosperous Combination of Open Data and Impact Investing

A Win-Win: The Prosperous Combination of Open Data and Impact Investing

By: Nathan Jayappa From a multinational business opening an office offering products and services in developing economies, to a local microfinance institution (MFI) offering loans to entrepreneurs, private-sector-driven international development can occur in many forms. In all cases, however, collaboration...

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The Tragedy of the Illuminati: A Destructive Agreement on New Isolationism

The Tragedy of the Illuminati: A Destructive Agreement on New Isolationism

By: Taylor Horn After polling extensively during President Obama’s initiative to gain public support for military action against the Syrian regime, the Christian Science Monitor produced a startling fact: isolationism, measured by the percentage of Americans favoring international disengagement, is...

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