Anita Ramaswamy
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Anita Ramaswamy is a managing editor at the Daily. Anita is a senior studying political science. Anita can be reached at

Letter from the Managing Board: Looking back on Daily Week

To our readers, In case you didn’t notice, the Tufts Daily has been talking a lot about itself this week. While keeping up with our usual content, we have added Tufts Daily-focused content to our paper and social media feeds in order to share more about the work we do and give our readers an […]

Letter from the editors

We, the spring 2019 managing board of the Tufts Daily, are writing to introduce ourselves and welcome you back to another semester at Tufts. As you flip through the pages of the first issue of the semester, we hope you keep in mind the importance of independent campus journalism and the compelling stories we have brought […]

Anita’s Angle: What opinion means to me

I have spent almost four years in the Daily’s Opinion section, sharing my takes with the Tufts community. This week, I started wondering why it matters, after a friend of mine shared with me that he doesn’t normally read opinion writing. He prefers data, numbers and objective information from which he is free to draw […]

Anita’s Angle: If I say ‘blockchain,’ will you read this?

The 2018 midterm elections exposed a number of flaws in the U.S. voting process. In Palm Beach County, Fla., voting machines older than the very first MacBook overheated, setting back election officials by a full day in the race to recount ballots in the state’s disputed U.S. Senate race. We may have surmounted the hurdle of hanging […]

Anita’s Angle: Why algorithms aren’t the new religion

“I’m spiritual, but not religious” — it’s a trendy mantra these days. Much to the disdain of our parents, young people are rejecting institutionalized religion. Although the phenomenon is much more prevalent in North America and other predominantly Christian nations, it still applies worldwide, with 41 of 106 countries reporting that young adults are less likely to […]

Anita’s Angle: The midterms, in moderation

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won a Senate seat in Arizona this week, a traditionally Republican stronghold. She is the first Democrat to win an Arizona U.S. Senate seat in 30 years, the first female to ever win one and will be the first openly bisexual senator in the country. Sinema’s political evolution has been fascinating to watch — she started her […]

Anita’s Angle: Climate activism, collective action

After the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Oct. 8 — the fifth of its kind — we may be finally realizing the gravity of climate change. We have 12 years to limit devastating global warming, and as Vox explains, “we either invest now to clamp down on greenhouse gases, or we pay […]

Anita’s Angle: Trouble for big tech

This earnings season, investors in public technology companies had to curb their excitement for the first time in a long while. Revenue growth is cooling down at Amazon, Google and Snapchat. Twitter is losing active users. Facebook is releasing its earnings report this week, and many analysts expect the trend of decelerating revenue growth from the second […]

Anita’s Angle: Where is the competition?

Competition is the driving force behind capitalism, the engine that fuels innovation and provides incentive for growth. Adam Smith’s famous concept of the “invisible hand” is supposed to lead to effective allocation of resources through competition and ultimately result in the best outcome for consumers. American values have always been abstractly pro-competition, but our institutional […]

Anita’s Angle: Universal but not so basic

Elon Musk, Milton Friedman and Bernie Sanders walk into a bar. They’d argue all night, but there is one idea they’d likely agree upon: universal basic income (UBI). It has been widely touted as a preemptive solution to the looming threat of automation and a means to fight poverty. It sounds like a catch-all fix, […]