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The Oberlin Review

Libertarian Ideology Protects Capital at Workers’ Expense

Jordan Ecker, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Jacob Britton’s latest attempt at political debate begins, “It was only a matter of time…” Indeed, I suppose it was. I can’t help but feel that the first paragraph of Britton’s latest foray into the wide world of political economy is symptomatic of the bizarre way the right behaves on co...

Positive Rights, Not Capitalism, Require Violent State

Jacob Britton, Contributing Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

It was only a matter of time before a fellow Oberlin student would respond to my right-leaning op-ed condemning wealth distribution. Jordan Ecker begins his refutation by stating that my article is a mere “rehashing of key libertarian talking points,” then goes on to respond with his own rehashing...

Net Neutrality Essential in Maintaining Worldwide Flow of Information, Ideas

Editorial Board
November 14, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

President Obama announced on Monday his support for protecting net neutrality — the principle that all internet traffic, from personal blogs to viral videos to CNN breaking news, should be treated equally by internet service providers. This welcome gesture did little, however, to convey the gravity...

Amazon’s Monopolistic Practices Threaten Publishing Industry

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Some grudges you form as a kid have a way of sticking with you for life. Few things feel more satisfying than growing up and learning that these long-held views are, at least to some extent, rational. Since I was young, I have held a deep grudge against the company Amazon.com. My local Borders bookstore...

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