Boston Political Review

The BPR is a digital and print publication featuring analytical, multi-partisan coverage on domestic and world politics by Boston University students and faculty.

A Guide to Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income

Nov. 13, 2019 — U.S.

Voters scoping out the 2020 presidential field likely know Andrew Yang as the non-establishment Democrat who wants to give everyone money. The entrepreneur’s plan, called the Freedom Dividend, is in effect a form of universal basic income (UBI), and would distribute $1,000 per month to every American citizen over age 18.

Hong Kong’s Biggest Protest: Resisting Beijing’s Reach

Sept. 2, 2019 — Global

Students stood studying, textbooks and umbrellas in hand, as fellow protestors lifted signs beside them in the streets of Hong Kong. Men and women donned clear goggles as police in riot gear fired tear gas into the crowd. What had been peaceful tension escalated into violence as bricks, plastic bottles, and traffic cones faced off against rubber bullets, pepper spray, and batons.