Articles by Matthew Liu
Matthew Liu | Dear first years, Penn is not as philanthropic as you thinkColumnist Matt Liu urges Penn students eager to partake in community service activities to investigate the true motives of Penn's community service organizations.
Matthew Liu | Beware riders, high ride sharing prices are here to stayColumnist Matthew Liu writes about the increase in prices for ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft, and argues that anticompetitive behavior is partly to blame.
Matthew Liu | No, a new president will not change anythingColumnist Matthew Liu argues that members of the Penn community should not expect significant changes with the University president that succeeds Amy Gutmann. He writes about how criticisms directed towards her often reference issues that are inherent to all large institutions.
Matthew Liu | The subverted progressivism of Thomas PaineColumnist Matthew Liu writes about how one of our Founding Fathers — Thomas Paine — was the surprise progressive at the heart of America's inception.
Matthew Liu | COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Protections and the Private Innovation LieColumnist Matthew Liu argues that profit-focused pharmaceutical companies undermine the humanitarian mission behind large-scale vaccination efforts that are needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matthew Liu | Watch out, pre-meds — COVID-19 probably won't lead to more jobs in health careColumnist Matthew Liu argues that despite an increased need, the COVID-19 pandemic will likely not result in an increase in the availability of careers in health care.
Matthew Liu | Space Exploration: The case for government-funded basic science researchColumnist Matthew Liu argues that there is a disconnect between public support and government funds with regards to space exploration.
Matthew Liu | Stop falling for the allure of bipartisanshipBiden's long history of bipartisanship was touted as a virtue on the campaign trail. Wether or not it will actually serve the United States well is not a cut-and-dry decision.
Matthew Liu | American opposition to COVID-19 lockdowns is history repeating itselfAmericans' resistance to the lockdown orders that marked the early fight against COVID-19 take after a growing historical narrative of the US' growing distrust of science.
Matthew Liu | Even after Biden’s win, We can still have a huge impact on this country's directionWith both Senate elections in Georgia undecided and going to a runoff, there are two distinct directions this country could go and there is still so much more you can do to impact the trajectory we take these next four years.
Matthew Liu | Why STEM students should support BidenUnlike Trump, Biden supports funding for both basic and translational science research, and historically, he has backed it up.