Domestic and Foreign Policy
The Information Collective Domestic and Foreign Policy Database is a comprehensive resource of primary and secondary documents detailing the policy debates and decisions that impact daily life. The database has been organized to enable easy navigability of the myriad of information sources that are currently drowning information consumers. The database aims to transform information on pressing policy issues into a tool to be used by an informed citizenry.
National security is a central mission of the US government; in 2011 over 6% of the U.S.’s GDP was spent on military and security operations to uphold the government’s responsibility of protecting its citizens. On 9/11/01, al-Qaeda delivered a powerful message to the American people: they were vulnerable at home; their superpower of a government could not protect them…[read more]
In 2006, the U.S. housing market inflated by sub-prime lending collapsed. The implosion of the financial products based on sub-prime loans initiated an international chain reaction that brought down historic Wall Street institutions and the governments of Latvia, Belgium and Iceland. It was the second time in 25 years the financial industry caused an economic meltdown that brought the United States to the brink of a great depression…[read more]
In 1998, the UN estimated that revenue from the illicit drug trade exceeded $400 billion each year. Likewise, Forbes named the pharmaceutical industry, responsible for the legal production and distribution of drugs, as one of the most profitable industries in the U.S…[read more]