Author: Andrew Montalti

The Bearer of Bad Tariffs

The Bearer of Bad Tariffs

On January 22, 2018 President Trump imposed a set of tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. President Trump levied the tariff in the hopes of protecting foreign-owned America-based companies like Suniva and SolarWorld, both of which are in some financial trouble. The tariff […]

Curves to Care About

Curves to Care About

How US Treasury yield curves have never gone out of style.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Original FinTech Giant

The Original FinTech Giant

FinTech is a hot and cutting-edge sector, but its roots are more traditional than you’d think.

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Explaining a Hung Parliament

Very different from “hanging out” in Parliament

Why Even Economists Aren’t Safe From Automation

Why Even Economists Aren’t Safe From Automation

A lot more jobs than just cashiers, tellers, and drivers could become automated.