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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 […]

Populism and the Social Fabric of the International Order

Populism and the Social Fabric of the International Order

In 2016, Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan got 65,855,954 million Americans to elect him as the President of the most powerful country in the world. Not only is Trump a political outlier due to his unusual business background, but his controversial campaign […]

Are We Still In?

Are We Still In?

Presidential declarations or policies can cause backlash within the country, as was the case when President Trump announced in June of 2017 that the United States was going to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Initially, there was outrage among citizens and interests groups stating that […]

Celebrity Presidents and the Changing Political Landscape

Celebrity Presidents and the Changing Political Landscape

The presence of celebrities in American politics is quickly moving from an infrequent novelty to a commonplace occurrence. After a passionate speech at the Golden Globes during her acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille award for career achievement, Oprah Winfrey has become the latest in […]

Weekend at Mitch’s

Weekend at Mitch’s

On January 20, 2018 at 12:01 AM, the US Federal Government, like an overwhelmed college student during finals week, missed its biggest deadline. Congress failed to pass another emergency funding measure that would extend Congress’ deadline to secure a bipartisan spending bill. As a result, […]

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 […]

The Economic Impact of Brexit

The Economic Impact of Brexit

Even those who are the most oblivious to the current events of the world have heard of the word “Brexit”- a term used to describe the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union in June 2016. This referendum, which resulted in a slight majority […]