Articles by: Ryan Guan

Opposing Views: College tuition should be free

By and March 9, 2017

Opposing Views:

Ryan is affirmative Tayseer is negative   Idea 1: Economics/Taxes   Ryan: For years, the United States has been struggling to build its economy. However,… Read More ›

Samsung Bribes the Government: an alarming intimacy between industry and government

By March 9, 2017

International:

International consumers associate the Samsung brand with fiery smartphones, large curved televisions, and other popular electronics. However, South Koreans, Samsung’s domestic audience, know that the… Read More ›

Superbugs: How a global stand against antibiotic resistance may save us from the pandemics of the past

Superbugs: How a global stand against antibiotic resistance may save us from the pandemics of the past

By January 16, 2017

Food For Thought:

What do tuberculosis, infected cuts, and the bubonic plague have in common? All of them are caused by bacteria, and, until the invention of antibiotics… Read More ›

Opposing Views: Encryption Back Door

Opposing Views: Encryption Back Door

By and February 21, 2016

Domestic Policy, Opposing Views:

All points in green were written by Menelik Epee-Bounya, arguing for encryption backdoors. All points in brown were written by Ryan Guan, arguing against encryption backdoors. The U.S. should… Read More ›

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Neglecting America’s best interests

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Neglecting America’s best interests

By November 19, 2015

International:

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been hailed by some as the largest multilateral trade deal in decades. It promises to set global standards in… Read More ›

Opposing Views: Should the U.S. use ground troops to combat ISIS?

Opposing Views: Should the U.S. use ground troops to combat ISIS?

By and May 15, 2015

International, Opposing Views:

All points in green were written by Evvy O’Neil, arguing for the use of ground troops. All points in brown were written by Ryan Guan, arguing against the use… Read More ›

American Prison: Private prisons waste both money and lives

American Prison: Private prisons waste both money and lives

By May 13, 2015

Domestic Policy:

Increasingly, state and federal governments send convicts to serve their terms in private, for-profit prisons. Of the approximately 2.6 million people incarcerated within the United… Read More ›

Educated Chinese Leaving China: China’s brain drain undermines its efforts to compete on world stage

Educated Chinese Leaving China: China’s brain drain undermines its efforts to compete on world stage

By February 18, 2015

International:

Known for its production of everything from Apple products to American flags, China has become the second largest economy in the world due to its… Read More ›

Patent Trolls: Parasites of the tech industry

Patent Trolls: Parasites of the tech industry

By April 23, 2014

Domestic Policy:

Patent trolls are abusing the U.S. legal system. Patent trolls are companies that own a collection of often vague and general patents on software, but… Read More ›

Bitcoin: The cash of the future?

Bitcoin: The cash of the future?

By January 23, 2014

Food For Thought:

Bitcoin first received public attention in November when the prices soared from $200 per bitcoin to the record high of $1242 in only two months.… Read More ›

Dollar Coin: Would you rather pay with a dollar bill or a dollar coin?

Dollar Coin: Would you rather pay with a dollar bill or a dollar coin?

By October 18, 2013

Food For Thought:

Would you rather pay with a dollar bill or a dollar coin? According to a recent poll from Lincoln Park Strategies, a public opinion research… Read More ›