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America’s New Cash Crops

America’s New Cash Crops

‘Cash crop’ is an interesting term. When you hear the term cash crop, it invokes memories of your high school American history class, where it would be applied by and large to the cultivation of tobacco in the United States. But as time goes on […]

Tackling Class Action Lawsuits

Tackling Class Action Lawsuits

Who’s benefiting from America’s notorious culture of lawsuits?

Panic! at the Stock Market

Panic! at the Stock Market

Over the past few months, the stock market has been reaching record highs never seen before, setting milestones on what feels like a daily basis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed the monumental mark of 25,000 in early January, and the Nasdaq Composite topped off […]

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Will Peak Oil Come Anytime Soon?

Our taste change, technologies evolve, live goes on and whether we like it or not, the world changes every day. To put it bluntly, change is inevitable. Although it’s an inevitable reality of our world, it doesn’t mean that we’re on the verge of it. […]

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Idea to Corporation: A Lesson from Snapchat

Some commercial trademarks– like Google, Band-Aid, and iPhone– have penetrated into our lives so much that they have seeped into our normal vocabulary. The companies to which these names are attributed are huge corporations valued in the hundreds of billions, yet they all started as […]

Examining America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Examining America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Ever since its inception, the American workforce has been held up by skilled labor. The skilled labor market encompasses most waged-based labor in the U.S., such as electricians, plumbers, and construction workers. These skilled laborers prop up the American economy through construction and maintenance of […]

There’s No Neutrality When Price Discriminating

There’s No Neutrality When Price Discriminating

This past December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to remove the net neutrality regulations that prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking consumer access to certain sites or charging different rates based on data usage. Like most media stories, the controversy behind the repeal […]

Bitcoin: Where it Came From and Where it is Going

Bitcoin: Where it Came From and Where it is Going

We have all heard about this newfangled computer money called Bitcoin. Whether it is through a college friend advising that you invest in it before it’s too late, or your uncle scoffing at the idea of making any sort of gain off “the world’s biggest […]

Net Neutrality: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Net Neutrality: Who Wins and Who Loses?

The repeal of net neutrality prompted an array of opposing opinions of where the internet is headed. Some believe that the repeal marks the beginning of an internet apocalypse and an imminent destruction of the world wide web, yet others predict that the repeal will […]

Asset Management: The Human vs. The Machine

Asset Management: The Human vs. The Machine

As Niels Bohr said “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”. The exact future of the asset management industry isn’t clear, but there is a strong belief as to where it is headed. Traditionally, investment management has been an active, hands-on industry […]