The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The time to raise the minimum wage has come

March 24

Filed under Opinion

After three rounds of Quantitative Easing, where the Federal Reserve created money in order to buy securities, several near-zero interest rate years, aggressive fiscal stimuli and soaring job growth, where is the strong wage g...

The three Cs of economics

April 21

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

There are three words that you will hardly hear mentioned in a neoclassical economics class.These words are not forbidden, these topics are not banned, but we prefer not to discuss them. Capitalism. Consumerism. Corporations.Considering h...

The false recovery

November 18

Filed under Opinion

As college students who will soon enter the labor market, the unemployment rate is an important indicator of how the economy will be when we graduate.If the unemployment rate is low, the economy is expanding and there are plent...

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