The Oberlin Review

SFC Strives to Increase Efficiency Through Council System

Elijah Aladin, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018

Over the course of this semester, SFC has been reviewing its policies to identify inefficiencies and improve the efficacy of its allocations. The following piece lays out the structure for a new council system that SFC is adopting. The original policy’s language has been edited by the Review for length and clarity. The Student Finance Committee is undergoing a policy review to restructure funding channels for the services and activities sponsored by the Student Activity Fund. In coordination with Student Senate and the Office of the Student Treasurer, SFC must evaluate the efficacy of core allocation processes. While this is an ongoing evaluation subject to feedback, the committee has identified major inefficienc...

Recent Economic Growth Benefits Solely the Rich

Oliver Bok, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2014

The phrase “income inequality” is the spittle on every pundit’s lip. Left-leaning pundits like to use this issue as a cudgel with which to beat Republicans, but fall far short of proposing policies that would actually help, such as a universal basic income. Right-leaning pundits continue to try to obfuscate the issue; The Wall Street Journal had to issue a retraction after editor Bret Stephens used non-inflation-adjusted figures to try to prove that poor and middle-class Americans have gotten significantly richer over the last 40 years despite rising inequality. In reality, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, incomes for the bottom 25 percent declined by 2.6 percent in real terms, and income for the middle...

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