Month: January 2018

Protectionism vs. Autarky: Why separating the two terms is necessary to distinguish fact from fiction

Protectionism vs. Autarky: Why separating the two terms is necessary to distinguish fact from fiction

In recent years, the terms ‘protectionist’ and ‘autarkic’ have morphed into the buzzwords of choice for journalists when describing someone or something that is not explicitly pro-free trade. By and large, they are used as linguistic ammunition for opinion writers when attacking either something they […]

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 […]

Making Cents of Video Game Economies

Making Cents of Video Game Economies

Caps in Fallout, rupees in The Legend of Zelda, and gold in almost every single role-playing game imaginable. Money, it exists both in the real world and in virtual ones too. Since the move of video games out of the arcades and into homes in […]

Looking Forward to the Midterm Elections

Looking Forward to the Midterm Elections

The coming year brings a great many things on the horizon: one of these being the midterm election. Two years after every presidential election the political mood of the country is tested by this election. It is a chance for the public to express how […]

Why You Should Thank the Dutch for Your Portfolio

Why You Should Thank the Dutch for Your Portfolio

What do stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds all have in common? No, not that you’re getting rich off of them (although that’s a good guess), but something different. Like all concepts in history, these things can be traced back to a single […]

The Free Market of Global Education

The Free Market of Global Education

Over the past few decades, America’s education system has drifted into the realm of obscurity and has caused the country to miss out on a great deal of intellectual progress. Although our country’s private schools are still regarded as the best in the world, our […]