Month: July 2017

Tesla Model 3: The Best of Its Kind… For Now

Tesla Model 3: The Best of Its Kind… For Now

Since the Model S was released in the middle of 2012, it has set the bar for all electric cars, beating out combustion cars in almost every competitive way, from a luxurious, quite ride, to beating Mustangs and Corvettes at the drag strip. It’s looking […]

A Graduate’s Nationwide Search for a Cheap City

A Graduate’s Nationwide Search for a Cheap City

I’m graduating soon, which is both exciting and scary at the same time. When one graduates, they have the obvious question of “what do I want to do with myself” to answer, but seldom in life do we get the luxury of considering where we […]

Mao 2.0: The Rise of Xi

Mao 2.0: The Rise of Xi

Last week we did a crash course in China’s political history. Our aim was to better understand the historical context of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) development, as well as the root of their guiding principles. This week we’re going to look Xi Jinping […]

4 Hard Lessons from My First Time Daytrading

4 Hard Lessons from My First Time Daytrading

Investing takes skill and experience. Most investors being with neither of these qualities – including me. In hindsight, it is easy to remember where I went wrong when I first started, and what errors I could have avoided. I was new to the world of […]

Can Trump Stand in the Way of the Paris Climate Agreement?

Can Trump Stand in the Way of the Paris Climate Agreement?

The current administration and its immediate predecessor had very different views on climate change. During the Obama era, combatting climate change was regularly on the docket. In a September 2016 memorandum, Obama referred to climate change as a national security threat. He also dedicated immense […]

San Francisco Headache: Is the 40% Income Tax Worth It?

San Francisco Headache: Is the 40% Income Tax Worth It?

Tax ‘season’ is over and when you filed your own taxes you probably breathed a sigh of relief. Accountants work 60-70 hours a week during the federal filing season (January-April) and need a good massage by the time they submitted their last return. However, the […]

Has China’s Changing Economy Affected Their Culture?

Has China’s Changing Economy Affected Their Culture?

China is changing; there is no doubt about it. You see it on Facebook, television, and hear it on the radio – we are all aware of this. An increasing number of millionaires, a growing middle class, and more skyscrapers than the United States. This […]

The Depression of Economics

The Depression of Economics

How feeling blue can leave you in the red.

China’s Historical Government Part 3

China’s Historical Government Part 3

Last week, we discussed what the Chinese government has been doing to address catastrophic air pollution. Looking at the history of environmental policy, I mentioned that the Chinese government initially didn’t prioritize enforcement of environmental laws. Of course, this changed in the mid-2000s, and now […]

How Big is the Automotive Industry

How Big is the Automotive Industry

We all know the automotive industry is absolutely massive, but just how big is it? And what would happen to the US and world economy if the automotive industry were to have a complete crash?